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General FAQ

Here’s a list of questions we’re frequently asked about Sooner Flight Academy, with some helpful answers.

Sooner Flight Academy is located on the University of Oklahoma North Research Campus. This facility is on the Max Westheimer Airport in Norman, Okla. Our street address is: 

Sooner Flight Academy
2113 Goddard Avenue
Norman, Oklahoma 73069

Google Map of our location

Please dress appropriately for the weather and for being active. This means close-toed shoes.

No matter the season, Sooner Flight Academy makes every attempt to go outside at some point during every program. If it’s likely to be cold outside, your child should wear a jacket, gloves, and a hat. If it’s likely to be hot, shorts and t-shirts are great—especially light-colored clothing to reflect as much heat as possible. 

Please dress children modestly as well, as children in any learning environment don’t need any additional distractions. For day-long programs, please send a sack lunch and drink. We cannot refrigerate or microwave food for camp participants.

Please know that we will be asking you about your child’s previous camps attended during registration.

If you are unsure, fill out as much as you can and we will do our best to research any missing information.

If you have previously created a login and registered for a prior Sooner Flight Academy event, then you can use that login to register your child for all future Sooner Flight Academy activities.

Events that do not have registration buttons are not open to individual registration. Either registration is closed, or the event is a group scheduled event.

Field Trip/School Programs FAQ

Here’s a list of questions teachers and organization leaders frequently ask about Sooner Flight Academy Field Trips and School Programs, with some helpful answers.

You can schedule a Sooner Flight Academy School Program or Field Trip to the airport by clicking the Activity Request Form button and filling out the form. (place same statement here- can you put a link to the activity request here?) Once we have processed your request, we will contact you to start customizing your event. (To reserve a field trip date, a “Minors on campus” form and a $100 minimum non-refundable deposit will be required. The deposit will be applied to the customer invoice balance once event takes place. Please fill out the activity request form- link is on this page- to initiate the field trip process.)

You can schedule a Sooner Flight Academy School Program or Field Trip to the airport by clicking the Activity Request Form button and filling out the form. Once we have processed your request, we will contact you to start customizing your event.

Once your field trip/event has been arranged, and you are happy with the proposed schedule, Sooner Flight Academy will send you an invoice. You may pay with a check by mailing it to our Registration and Records Office (address will be on the invoice) or pay by credit card over the phone by calling the phone number on the invoice. Checks should be made out to the University of Oklahoma.

Sooner Flight Academy and the OU School of Aviation Studies can host field trips with hands-on science activities year round, in addition to the basic airport tour and aircraft preflight inspection. You can schedule a Field Trip to the airport by clicking the Activity Request Form button and filling out the form. Once we have processed your request, we will contact you with an estimate, so you can start customizing your event.

You must have a minimum participant commitment of 15 or more students seven calendar days prior to your scheduled event, so Sooner Flight Academy can properly plan for staffing and materials. We accept groups with fewer than 15 participants, but these groups will be charged at the minimum 15 participant rate.

There is no charge for teachers and chaperones.

You may cancel the event up to seven calendar days prior to the event at no charge. Cancelling an event within seven calendar days of the event may result in the assessment of a $100 cancellation fee.

No. Submitting this form simply helps us plan for your event. Once you have submitted your request, we will contact you to start the planning process. Once we have booked your event in our event calendar, you may cancel the event up to seven calendar days prior to the event without incurring a $100 cancellation fee.

Summer Camp FAQ

Here’s a list of questions parents frequently ask about Sooner Flight Academy Summer Camp, with some helpful answers.

In order to register your child for a Sooner Flight Academy Summer Camp, you must first create a Registration Information account. 

To create a Registration Information account, just click the registration link for the camp you want your child to attend. Here, you will be prompted to enter a username and password for your account. If you have previously registered a child for a Sooner Flight Academy camp, your current username and password will still work. If this is your first time registering a child for one of our camps, just click the link to create a new login to get started.

Registration for all camp sessions opens on March 1 and will remain open until the Monday morning of each camp session. When registering, please have your credit card ready for payment of the non-refundable $25 application fee.

For questions concerning your registration, call the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies Registration and Records department at (405) 325-6808.

You can be added to the waiting list for a full Summer Camp session by going through the normal registration process and selecting the camp session that you want. It should indicate WAITLIST. You will be charged the $25 application fee, which will be refunded in the event a spot does not open up. If a spot does open, and you decline to fill it, your $25 application fee will not be refunded. Each camp session is capped at 24 participants.

Yes. You will need to pay the non-refundable $25 application fee and the camp tuition fee in full. You can pay the registration fee and camp tuition fee when you register online.

If you have already registered for Summer Camp and would like to cancel your registration, please send an email to flightcamp@ou.edu with your request. You may also send a cancellation request by U.S. mail to: 

Sooner Flight Academy
2113 Goddard Avenue
Norman, Oklahoma 73069

Cancellation requests MUST be made in writing. 

You may be eligible for a refund—excluding the non-refundable $25 application fee—if you cancel registration more than seven days prior to the camp. If you cancel seven days or fewer prior to the camp, you will receive a refund minus the $25 application fee and a $100 cancellation fee. 

No refunds will be given for cancellations requested after the camp has started. Please allow four to six weeks to process any refunds.

In the event that Sooner Flight Academy cancels a summer camp, tuition paid for all campers registered for that camp will be refunded. The non-refundable $25 registration fee will NOT be refunded.

For campers registered for Extended Day Curriculum, Monday morning sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Drop-off for Extended Day Curriculum on Tuesday through Friday will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The building will not be open before 7:30 a.m. 

Extended Day campers must be escorted into the building by a parent/guardian each day if dropped off prior to 8:15 a.m. The camp program begins each day at 8:30 a.m. 

You may sign your child out of Summer Camp anytime during any day; however, there will be no refunds for less than full day attendance. 

Camp programs will end at 3:30 p.m. If you pick up a camper before 3:15 p.m., you must sign them out with the designated camp staff. You can pick up your child any time from 3:45 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. by coming into the building and signing out with the camp staff member on duty. 

If you do not pick up your child by 5:00 p.m., university policy requires us to notify OUPD—the University of Oklahoma Police Department. On Friday, graduation starts at 2:45 p.m. and will last until 3:30 p.m. There is no Extended Day Curriculum on Friday afternoon.

For campers registered for Normal Day Curriculum, Monday morning sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. Drop-off for Normal Day Curriculum on Tuesday through Friday will be from 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the drive-thru lane. Camp program begins each day at 8:30 a.m.

If you must drop your camper off late (after the official start time), please contact Sooner Flight Academy staff. Otherwise, we will be calling to make sure your camper is okay and still coming.

If you must pick your camper up early (before the official end time), please come into the building and find the program director or assistant to sign your child out. You will need a photo ID to sign your child out.

You may sign your child out of Summer Camp anytime during any day; however, there will be no refunds for less than full day attendance. 

Camp programs will end at 3:30 p.m. each day. If you pick up a camper prior to 3:15 p.m., you must sign them out with the designated camp staff. You can pick your camper up from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the drive-thru lane. You must have a photo I.D. to pick your child up. 

If you drop your camper off before 8:15 a.m. or pick them up after 3:45 p.m., you will be charged the Extended Day Curriculum Fee of $50. On Friday, graduation starts at 2:45 p.m. and will last until 3:30 p.m. There is no Extended Day Curriculum on Friday afternoon.

Yes, partial scholarships are available for Summer Camp. You must be registered for a session of Summer Camp to apply for a partial scholarship. Please visit the Summer Camp Scholarships page for more information.

The partial scholarship application deadline is May 1.

Scholarship Awards will be announced via email notification by May 15. An acceptance email must be received by May 21 for the scholarship amount to be deducted from your camp balance. The remainder of the balance will be due by end of business on May 27.

Please check the Scholarship FAQ section of our FAQ page for more information about applying for scholarships.

Due to university insurance requirements, certain FAA regulations and grant requirements, we require campers to register for Summer Camp according to age. The age cutoff is June 1. If your camper’s birthday is after June 1, please register them for the younger camp. You may register for a camp that is up to one year younger than your camper.

On-site camps will start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. at the Max Westheimer Airport in Norman, OK. Each day, the campers will experience the wonderful world of aviation by being on the airport, while seeing, hearing, smelling and feeling the presence of a variety of aircraft. A hands-on, pre-flight experience with a Piper Warrior is part of each camp.

Each camp’s theme will direct the campers activities. Whether it is learning about weather or communication, engineering or material science, that day’s hands-on science experiments and projects will reinforce the physics concepts that are part and parcel of Sooner Flight Academy summer camp.

Summer camp should be fun and full of exploration, and that is what each camper will experience. Each camp will learn the Bernoulli Principle, Four Forces of Flight, Newton’s Laws of Motion and many concepts behind the theme of their camp. Science kits and DIY projects appeal to most campers, and our outside activities of flying kites and launching rockets is fun for all.

See the Camper Handbook for a description of each camp.

Scholarships FAQ

Here’s a list of questions parents frequently ask about Sooner Flight Academy Summer Camp scholarships, with some helpful answers.

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) is the primary funding source for the Sooner Flight Academy Partial Scholarships. Each year, the OAC grants institutions like Sooner Flight Academy funding from their Education Grant. Private donors also contribute to the Sooner Flight Academy Scholarship fund.

Partial scholarships are only available for our Summer Camp programs.

Sooner Flight Academy partial scholarships are based on need, but have no pre-determined income requirements. You must be registered for a session of Summer Camp to apply for a partial scholarship. Please visit the Summer Camp Scholarships page for more information.

The partial scholarship application deadline is May 1.

Scholarship Awards will be announced via email notification by May 15. An acceptance email must be received by May 21 for the scholarship amount to be deducted from your camp balance. The remainder of the balance will be due by end of business on May 27.

Please check the Scholarship FAQ section of our FAQ page for more information about applying for scholarships.

While the goal of the Scholarship Selection Committee is to make it possible for as many campers to attend as possible, applicants are not guaranteed to receive any scholarship assistance for camp. 

The scholarship selection committee will consider financial need and/or extenuating circumstances when determining awards.

During the camp registration process, you will be given the opportunity to tell us if you wish to apply for a scholarship. If you choose to apply for a scholarship, you will complete your scholarship application as part of the registration process.

You will need to have the following information on hand to complete the scholarship application form:

  • Number of people in household
  • Household adjusted gross income for last year (from your most recent tax forms)
  • Description of family circumstances (why you are requesting scholarship assistance to pay for summer camp)
  • A Creative Submission from the prospective camper

A Creative Submission can be an essay, video, poem, story, picture, diorama or other creative work that your child appears in or has created in which your child shows or tells the scholarship selection committee why they want to come to camp.

You must upload the Creative Submission as an attachment to your scholarship application during the registration process. You will not be allowed to complete the registration process or the scholarship application process until it has been attached.

The partial scholarship application deadline is May 1.

Scholarship Awards will be announced via email notification by May 15. An acceptance email must be received by May 21 for the scholarship amount to be deducted from your camp balance. The remainder of the balance will be due by end of business on May 27.

Please check the Scholarship FAQ section of our FAQ page for more information about applying for scholarships.

Summer Camp registration begins on March 1. The partial scholarship applications will open at that time.

The partial scholarship application deadline is May 1.

Individuals who applied for a partial scholarship prior to May 1 will be notified of their award by May 15. Recipients must email their acceptance letter and pay the balance of their account by May 27 to secure their spot in their chosen camp.

Please check the Scholarship FAQ section of our FAQ page for more information about applying for scholarships.

You will need to have ready the following information to complete the application form:

  • Number of people in household
  • Household adjusted gross income for last year
  • Description of family circumstances (why you are requesting scholarship assistance to pay for summer camp)
  • Creative Submission from prospective camper (essay, poem, story, picture, diorama, etc.)

A Creative Submission can be an essay, video, poem, story, picture, diorama or other creative work that your child appears in or has created in which your child shows or tells the scholarship selection committee why they want to come to camp.

You must upload the creative submission as an attachment to your scholarship application during the registration process. You will not be allowed to complete the registration process or the scholarship application process until it has been attached.

Please call us at (405) 325-1635 or email us at flightcamp@ou.edu if you have any questions. 

Scholarship Awards will be announced via email notification by May 15. An acceptance email must be received by May 21 for the scholarship amount to be deducted from your camp balance. The remainder of the balance will be due by end of business on May 28.

We require a written acceptance (by USPS, fax or email) to apply the partial scholarship to your account. If we do not receive a written acceptance by the deadline, your partial scholarship will be awarded to another applicant. 

Scholarships are applied directly to your camp balance, and the parent or responsible party will be billed for the remainder of the balance.* All remaining balances must be paid over the phone by credit card by calling (405) 325-6808 or by check mailed to our registration office at:

OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies
Office of Admissions, Registration and Records
1700 Asp Avenue, Room B-1
Norman, OK 73072-6400

*Please note we cannot accept online payments for balances due.

If you cannot attend Summer Camp with the amount awarded and need additional scholarship funds to attend, please include that in your acceptance/declination response. This does not automatically cancel your registration. If you choose to cancel your registration, please see the Summer Camp FAQ above about cancelling your registration.