Florence Air Academy and the B&G Club Take to the Skies

The Florence Air Academy is set to lift off this August as their annual aviation class with the Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County take to the skies July 31 through August 11.  

All teens 12-18 years old are invited to apply for this year’s academy, a two-week course teaching Boys and Girls members the principles of aviation and information on careers in the aviation industry. Classes will include a tour of the Coast Guard helicopter, flying remote controlled planes, piloting drones and the chance to go up in a plane one-on-one with an instructor pilot. 

The course will be conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday for two consecutive weeks. 

There is no cost to Boys and Girls Club members and lunch will be provided.

A graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, Aug. 11 at the Air Academy Hangar for members and their families. 

For more information call 541-902-0304 or stop by 1501 Airport Rd. to sign up.