Aviation Challenge® MACH I is a fast-paced military-inspired program that uses simulated, realistic combat scenarios combined with survival training to teach students skills used by current military pilots… all while they’re having fun!



  • Learn navigation and air combat techniques and put them to the test in our jet aircraft simulators!
  • Explore aviation principles and airframe design.
  • Learn basic survival skills for land and sea and utilize these skills in our wooded camping area and simulated helicopter crash!
  • Get up close and personal with a wide range of retired aircraft available onsite!
  • Learn about Unmanned Aerial Systems and their applications.
  • Experience team building in our nightly challenges.
  • Test patrolling, teamwork and outdoor skills in a Field Training Exercise
  • Learn basic drill and ceremony commands and movements
  • Culminate your week with the Thursday night campfire ceremony with skits and awards!

Arrival Window: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CST)
Program Orientation: Sunday, 2:30 p.m. (CST)
Graduation Ceremony: Friday, 10 – 11 a.m. (CST)
If you are scheduling a Friday departure flight for your child, please allow three hours from the end of graduation until the flight time.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

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