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Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Camp




Every year, the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. of Albuquerque, New Mexico fund a Summer Youth Aviation

Camp.  It runs for 5 days and provides 32.5 hours of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and

Mathematics) instruction.  Student Cadets are introduced to both Military and Civil Aviation, Flight

Control Facilities (Regional and Local Federal Aviation Adminstration), Aircraft Operations and

Maintenance, are introduced to several aircraft and learn how they are used by their owning

organizations, and culminate their training by receiving a lesson in how to fly an actual aircraft.

In-Classroom instruction includes lessons on the physics of flight, discoveries and improvements in

control of aircraft made by the Wright Brothers and Curtis, conduct experiments related to flight

with respect to Newton's three laws, and practice completing flight plans while following those

flight plans when flying aircraft simulators.

Mr. Sauer is a primary instructor for the class and developed the curriculum for the Tuskegee Airmen.

Magdalena is awarded 10 slots for students of Magdalena Middle and High School per year for his work.