At Sooner Flight Academy, we love to teach kids about flying, but we also do a lot more. We’ve created a wide variety of hands-on programs designed to let students in grades K-12 discover the scientific principles that make things work. Whether they’re building a rocket, learning Newton’s Laws of Motion or discovering the science behind Martian rovers, students will learn to love science and math in a fun and educational atmosphere!
Our summer flight camps—which take place in June and July—are designed to challenge students ages six to 18 to learn the principles of flight through the science of physics. Starting at eight years old, campers will take to the skies in one of OU's Piper Warrior III aircraft piloted by certified flight instructors from OU's School of Aviation Studies.
Sooner Flight Academy's School is Out Day Camps are for children in K-5th grade. Day Camps take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are scheduled to coincide with select Norman Public Schools holidays. Day Camp students participate in hands-on activities, where they will explore, experiment, engineer and engage with scientific principles based on a variety of themes.
Field Trips offer schools, scout groups, home schoolers, clubs and other groups a unique educational experience at OU's Max Westheimer Airport that explores the physics of flight. We offer three different levels of Field Trips—from airport tours to hands-on science demos to launching rockets and more—so you’re sure to find an experience to fit your group’s needs.
Sooner Flight Academy offers many exciting educational programs to schools and other organizations for on-site, hands-on learning opportunities. From single-classroom experiences to school-wide assemblies and Family STEM Night, we can customize a variety of fun physics activities for your classroom or school.
Would you like Sooner Flight Academy to be a part of your school’s Family STEM Night? We can bring a single activity, run the entire event or anything in between! Our fun, family-friendly activities let parents and kids engage in hands-on stations that reveal the science behind Newton's Laws of Motion, Bernoulli's Principle and much more!
Using a smartphone or tablet, users can scan a flat surface, such as the floor of a large room or gym or the ground in a yard or park, and the app will “place” a life-size digital airplane into their environment. Users can then explore and interact with the aircraft, learn about the parts of the plane, and test their knowledge about airplane functionality.