DOTD announces Louisiana Aviation Career Education Camp Program
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 8:25:00 AM

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s (DOTD) Aviation Section 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 cosponsor four week-long camps (one each in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Monroe and Natchitoches) that are aimed at high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 considering a career 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 and 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. DOTD’s Aviation section provides sponsorship opportunities with the submittal of an essay on a current aviation topic. Essays must be submitted by June 3, 2013, and the recipient of sponsorship will be notified by mail no later than June 10, 2013.


Essays can be submitted to the following address, and they must be accompanied by a DOTD essay submittal form, found at


LA DOTD – Aviation Section

Attn: Danielle Gaylor

P.O. Box 94245

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245


For more information, please visit, where you can complete a registration and code of conduct form to submit to the ACE Camp in the Baton Rouge area, at the address below.


Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport                                       

Ralph Hennessy, Assistant Director of Aviation                              

9430 Jackie Cochran Drive                                       

Baton Rouge, LA 70807                                                        

(225) 355-0333                                                          

Camp dates: June 24 - 28


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 930 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.