Sooner Flight Academy

    April's School is Out Day Camp has been canceled as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. While we are disappointed about the cancellation, we want to do what is best for the families who participate in our programs. Current Day Camp registrants will receive a refund.

As directed by University of Oklahoma President Harroz, the OU campus will remain closed for all onsite activities through July 31, resulting in the cancellation of all upcoming, in-person Sooner Flight Academy 2020 Summer Camps to ensure the utmost safety for our faculty, staff, students and participants. 

As a result, Sooner Flight Academy will be transitioning our Summer Camp experiences from onsite to online over the next month. In June and July, we will offer a reduced rate K-12 STEM virtual camp experience. Parents will be able to purchase this exciting, new virtual experience by the lesson, day, or week.

I look forward to sharing with you very soon a few virtual field trip options in the month of May for you to test how this format will work for your family and friends. 

Please do not hesitate to send me your feedback. Above all, stay safe and healthy. I cherish the time I have had and will have with your children. We promise to work with creativity and innovation to provide online education and peer connection vital to the learning of our youth. 


Dawn Machalinski
Sooner Flight Academy Program Manager


OU Sooner Flight Academy is a K-12th grade STEM program that introduces students to the world of flight. We aim to turn today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders by offering engaging, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Sooner Flight Academy Programs

We give students in grades K-12 opportunities to imagine, explore and create, while developing a passion for learning and sparking a desire to pursue careers in these fields when they get older.

We use fun physics to introduce students to:

  • How things move by exploring Newton's Laws of Motion
  • How things get lift to fly by experiencing Bernoulli's Principle
  • How weather affects the planet and the pilot
  • Famous Aviators of History, including many Oklahomans
  • Space Exploration
  • and so much more!

Sooner Flight Academy programs help the student remember their childlike curiosity while exploring the world using the scientific method. Students learn that it is okay to follow the wrong path—and even make mistakes—when learning new things. Every experience allows the student to ask better questions and ultimately discover the answers they seek.