June 24-28 for 4th-9th Graders
Fun, Educational and Safe!
From basic flying skills to model plane & rocket launches, the Carolina Air and Auto Center Summer program shouldn't be missed.
Click for an application. Limited to 14 students.
Smith Reynolds Airport, 3801 N. Liberty Street, Winston-Salem
Education will be a key component of the project. Board members have nearly 50 years' combined background in public education with an emphasis on aviation career training, including running the secondary education programs in Forsyth and Guilford Counties. The Board proposes a permanent AIR and SPACE CAMP to provide students from Forsyth County the opportunity to learn about aviation and the career opportunities available in the aerospace industry. Elementary, middle and high school students will be eligible to participate. After-school and summer education courses will include Wonder of Flight Class, Go Green: ENERGY ALTERNATIVES Class, All Things Auto Class & an Aviation Careers Class.
Proposed Aviation Exhibits include:
The Aviation & Auto museum will be patterned on Auto und Technik Museum, Sinsheim, Germany. We will follow the Sinsheim model and be established by aviation, automobile, and history enthusiasts using minimum government funding and professional curatorial staff. Exhibits are nearly 100% given or loaned by local enthusiasts, and often rotated. The ever-changing exhibitions promote frequent visitor returns, and also dramatically reduce curatorial expenses. The museum will be run by volunteers who will be guided by a small paid administrative staff. The Board has contacted leading figures in North Carolina's antique & rare car community and they have expressed strong support for this effort.
Thanks to the generosity of Marty Tharpe, Spevco and Spevco employees, we were able to have a substantial display at the Winston-Salem Air Show. The mobile display trailer featured our logo and included a flight simulator, placards, and handouts. Dick Bear and Bill Longyard conducted a sheet metal forming workshop and taught 200 children to form small motorcycle fenders. All participants were able to take their fender home as a souvenir of their "hands on training". This popular seminar was a hit with children and their parents and included skills that we intend to teach at our after-school technical courses. The Carolina Air and Auto display was the most popular ground exhibit at the 2012 Air Show and was visited by 1000s of spectators.
The Air and Auto Museum will be home to military, civilian, and commercial aircraft exhibits spanning the history of flight from the Wright Brothers in 1903 to the jets produced in the Piedmont region in 2012. The museum will house a wide variety of antique and exotic cars as well. In fact, many local car enthusiasts and collectors have already expressed an interest in loaning and or donating autos for the museum.
See the new video!
If you are interested in supporting the preservation of aviation and automotive history and teaching our next generation the hands-on skills they will need to compete in the global economy, then please consider making a donation to the Carolina Air and Auto Center. There will be several naming opportunities available to individuals and businesses soon. Check the current naming opportunities.
Summer Program at the Air & Auto Center! Tuition is $140 and due with the application. Checks are payable to "Winston-Salem Technology Education Group."
The first 14 paid applicants will fill this summer's class registration.
Class size is limited to 14 students.
June 24-28, 2013 from 9am - 3pm
See the drawings of the Carolina Air and Auto Center display and education area at the 2012 Winston-Salem Air Show exhibit.
The award winning architects of CJMW Architecture have already donated a great deal of time and energy in helping to move the Carolina Air and Auto Center forward.