AGES: 15 – 18


Availability subject to change

Aviation Challenge Mach III trainees can earn college credit from The University of Alabama in Huntsville with the following courses: ENG 105-Introduction to Aeronautics* (1-hour credit upon camp completion) and SCI 199-Introduction to Physical Science and Research Methods (3-hour credit online course which will allow you to gain an introduction to UAH College of Science disciplines and research methods). For more information, please visit

*International students entering the U.S. on a B1/B2 visa, or through the Visa Waiver Program, are not eligible to receive the 1-hour ENG 105 credit
due to visa restrictions.

*Includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee. The $50 non-refundable registration fee and 50 percent of the camp price is due upon booking. The balance must be paid in full 60 days prior to camp check-in date.

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Aviation Challenge® MACH III is a military-inspired program for high school students that uses simulated, realistic combat scenarios while teaching pride, professionalism and leadership. The students use the most sophisticated tandem cockpit simulators AC has to offer, and will learn basic aerodynamics in our flight briefings.


  • Unite as a team at the Area 51 Challenge Course with high- and low ropes elements.
  • Brave the centrifuge, the 150-ft. zip line*, and all of our training simulators!
  • Reinforce leadership, teamwork and decision-making skills in our immersive F-18 cockpit simulators.
  • Use a UAS simulator to plan for missions and provide real time data to a command center during mission execution.
  • Learn wilderness survival skills and orienteering.
  • Plan and carry out three missions, each with their own challenges!
  • Compete to be the best in a bracket style head to head competition where only the best can claim the title of Top Gun.
  • Culminate your week with the Thursday night campfire ceremony with skits and awards.

Check-In: Sunday, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Graduation Ceremony:Friday, 10 – 11 a.m.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

* 150-ft. zip line water landing is only available in summer

The following dates are not available for registration:
  • September 24 - 29, 2017

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