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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
1928 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.

Sooner Flight Academy is part of OU Extended Campus. We are required to use the college’s central registration system for all of our events. While we can pull information from that database to show you your registration history, we cannot send them information to automatically log you in to their system. 

If you are a new customer, you will need to create a registration log in to register for a Sooner Flight Academy event. We recommend using the same email address for both our website and the registration system.

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.

When you log in to your personal account, we use the associated email address to query the registration database. If you have registered for multiple events using different email addresses, you will only be able to see the registration history associated with one email address at a time.

You need to log in to the website in order to register for summer camp, day camps, and workshops.

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. Once we have processed your request, we will contact you to start customizing your event.

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. This account will not only allow you to register your child for Sooner Flight Academy events, it will also let you track your child’s history of engagement with Sooner Flight Academy.

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.

Once you have created an account, you can then click the Add a Child link to add a child to your Registration Information account. A child must be added to your account before they can be registered for a camp.

Once your child has been added to your account, you can register him or her for any available, age-appropriate Sooner Flight Academy camp by clicking the Registration link in the left-hand menu.

Registration for all camp sessions opens in May 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 Extended Campus 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
1928 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.

Extended Day Curriculum will not be offered for 2020 Vitual Summer Camps.

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.

Sooner Flight Academy 2020 Summer Camps will not meet on-site. They will be held as virtual summer camps only.

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.

Due to current circumstances related to Covid-19 in Oklahoma and the nation, the partial scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 25.

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 25 to secure their spot in their chosen camp.

Award notifications for scholarship applications submitted after May 1 will be made by May 27. Recipients must email their acceptance letters and pay the balance of their account by May 29 to secure their place in their chosen camp.

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.

Summer Camp at Sooner Flight Academy is an action-packed five days of hands-on activities teaching students that science is fun! Camps are filled with activities and materials that are developmentally appropriate for each age and staffed by college students who have backgrounds in aviation, science and/or education. Every camper will experience being up-close to OU’s fleet of Training Aircraft and Certified Flight Instructors.

If weather conditions and aircraft availability permit, campers aged eight (8) and above participate in educational orientation flights in those training aircraft with Certified Flight Instructors. Campers also learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion, the Bernoulli Principle and many other aspects of aviation. 

All campers will build and launch model rockets (weather permitting). See the Camper Handbook for a description of each camp.

You must be a faculty member, staff member or full-time student at the University of Oklahoma to qualify for the Member Rate Discount. Please login to our website using your OU Net ID. If you are located at the OU Health Science Center, be sure to use your OUHSC email address when you login to register. 

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.

Due to current circumstances related to Covid-19 in Oklahoma and the nation, the partial scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 25.

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 25 to secure their spot in their chosen camp.

Award notifications for scholarship applications submitted after May 1 will be made by May 27. Recipients must email their acceptance letters and pay the balance of their account by May 29 to secure their place in their chosen camp.

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.

Due to current circumstances related to Covid-19 in Oklahoma and the nation, the partial scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 25.

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 25 to secure their spot in their chosen camp.

Award notifications for scholarship applications submitted after May 1 will be made by May 27. Recipients must email their acceptance letters and pay the balance of their account by May 29 to secure their place in their chosen camp.

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

Summer Camp registration begins in May. The partial scholarship applications will open at that time.

Due to current circumstances related to Covid-19 in Oklahoma and the nation, the partial scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 25.

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 25 to secure their spot in their chosen camp.

Award notifications for scholarship applications submitted after May 1 will be made by May 27. Recipients must email their acceptance letters and pay the balance of their account by May 29 to secure their place 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. 

Due to current circumstances related to Covid-19 in Oklahoma and the nation, the partial scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 25.

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 25 to secure their spot in their chosen camp.

Award notifications for scholarship applications submitted after May 1 will be made by May 27. Recipients must email their acceptance letters and pay the balance of their account by May 29 to secure their place in their chosen camp.

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 Extended Campus
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.