Panama City News Herald
This new summer camp near Panama City will get your kids out of the house…and above it
April 5, 2021
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  • PANAMA CITY — Area students will have a chance to fly in a new summer camp program this year. 

    According to a press release from Island Air Express, the flight school will be offering young students the opportunity to attend a flight school camp.

    The program is through the Flight School Association of America’s AeroCamp. Students ages 11-18 can participate in a flight school program which will run from 8 a.m. to noon June 7-11.

    The camp is ideal for anyone interested in a career in aviation, a field that offers diverse opportunities and professional paths, the release states.

    The cost of the camp is $695 and will include flight time, a camp T-shirt and breakfast. 

    Campers will be familiarized with all things aviation before taking to the skies for in-flight training. Students who prefer to stay on the ground can do so and will cover several aspects of flight including instruction on radio communications, airport traffic patterns, and the basics of aeronautical charts. Campers will be taught by professional certified flight instructors with years of experience in the business, the release states.

    Island Air Express — located at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, 5325 John Reaver Road. #104, Panama City — has been training student pilots since 1994. 

    The school was founded by the late Morris Jarmon Sr., who was decorated with a Purple Heart for his bravery in the Vietnam War.