DOTD’s Aviation Section announces Louisiana Aviation Career Education Camp Program
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 8:46:40 AM
BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s (DOTD) Aviation Section, in its continuing efforts to reach out to young people and introduce them to aviation and flying, is pleased to announce the Louisiana Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camp Program.

DOTD Aviation, in partnership with, Louisiana Airport Managers & Associates (LAMA) and Louisiana Airports, will co-sponsor three, week-long camps that are aimed at high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 considering a career or hobby in aviation.

During the course of the week, participants will be introduced to a wide variety of aviation career opportunities, from commercial pilot to airport management. They will participate in hands-on activities related to various aviation topics, such as power plants, flight instruments, airports, flight safety, aeronautical charts, airspace, pilot math, and leadership training. The content of the material presented will focus on four major components: Airplane & Aviator, Airport Environment, Weather Environment, and Airport Design.

The camp hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. – noon. The camp fee is $200 per participant, with a maximum of 15 participants at each camp.

For more information, please visit, where you can complete a registration and Code of Conduct form to submit to the ACE Camp.

The camps will be held at the following locations:

Louisiana Regional Airport
June 6 - 10

Janet Gonzales, Airport Manager
6255 Airport Industrial Blvd.
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 717-2077

Marksville Municipal Airport
June 13 - 17

Laura Gaspard, Secretary-Treasurer
Avoyelles Airport Authority
312 N. Main Street
Marksville, LA 71351
(337) 240-3088

Southland Field Airport
June 20 - 24

Tim LaFleur, Airport Director
7000 Southland Field
Sulphur, LA 70665
(337) 583-9144

For information on DOTD, please visit, email, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.