Let me just start with a huge hello as I am incredibly excited to share this with the IFC!
I posted something regarding my FAA medical a couple of months ago…the purpose was to go to this camp. I warn you that his is going to be a long post so o recommend that you take your time while reading it (It shall be divided into parts)
Food: All the food was free and I must that while it wasn’t Gordon Ramsay food it was still good food which I did not expect. We had breakfast at 8, lunch at 12 and dinner at 5. There were many options and there was a different menu every day. Everything from sandwiches to deli and salads was included. We even had a Starbucks stand! A soda fountain was also present in he dining room which was really spacious.
Classes: A summer camp with classes…yeah. The classes were based on aviation and we tackled different topic every day such as ATC, Hypoxia, Basic Aerodynamics, Weather and how to read METARS, Air Crash Investigation and aviation maintence! They were really fun and interesting and I would recommend to bring a notebook with you just in case as they give you a lot of valuable knowledge.
Room: The rooms were pretty basic and straightforward as they werent that amusing. The rooms consisted of two beds, a couple of outlets, two safes, a desk, a towel hanger, and a closet. They also had microwaves and a small fridge. The bathrooms were rather awkward as we had one bathroom for every 8 campers. The bathrooms consisted of two toilets and two showed which were separated by walls and a curtain. They also had like 10 cubbies for some reason.
Transportation: We basically had to walk the whole university everyday to get to different buildings which were pretty far away from each other. That isn’t that continent as our feet were constantly tired from waking around a university campus all day in scorching hot summer Florida weather.
Minor activities: We would do voluntary random activities almost all day for example basketball, volleyball, and a pool day. We went to a park, ice cream parlor, bowling alley, and laser tag center for our last day!
Scheduling: The scheduling was pretty normal and chill but some of the counselors were pretty lost which made our schedule pretty wack.
Basic day in the camp (including flying!)
I woke up at 5:00am either by my alarm or by the Incredibly loud Delta MD-88 that arrives at that hour. I bathed so early because I don’t like bathing with a bunch of dudes next to me…
we then went to breakfast and headed straight to the flight line to fly with our IP. We would then head over to another class with our counselor after the flight. Lunch was at 12:00pm and we would the continue our daily schedule. We returned to the dorms and either played UNO or did or minor activities. I picked my clothes for the next day before going to sleep. We needed to be in our dorms at at 10:00pm and lights out at 11:00pm. We had a dinner ceremony on the last day in which the flight instructors gave us a certificate.
Bonus!!! I came to the camp with hopes of finding someone that played IF…I found over 4 people hat played IF and we convinced a guy to buy it and he was like “this may just be the greatest fight sim on mobile” we even gathered around and played IF for hours while blasting avation songs. This shows that IF can really ring people together and it is also further proof that IF is the best flight sim on mobile. Hats off to the devs!
Overall opinion: The price for this camp is a staggering two thousand dollars! But it was with it as I learned a lot and gained 8 flight hours as a complete crash course on aviation and how the university functions! I also got a a one thousand dollar discount for the university! My interest for aviation has grown and so has my love for it! I recommend this camp to anyone for a career in aviation!
I hope you liked my incredibly long report!
P.S. We flew a lot and I loved that part so much that I haven’t mentioned it in this post as I will make a completely separate post just for that.
You are free to ask any questions regarding the can if you want.