Dear Camper Parent / Guardian:
Brigade Air conducts a summer camp program that introduces teen-aged youth to missionary and humanitarian aviation. This program challenges and inspires young people through classroom learning, proprietary video material, hands-on exposure to aircraft maintenance, and introductory flights in light aircraft. At no time is flight instruction being offered or given, but campers are encouraged to pursue flight training after camp is over. Campers may follow along on the controls, but the pilot will remain in control of the aircraft at all times. Safe attitudes and actions are stressed in all activities, in and out of the aircraft. Campers are not being charged for flight time. The camper fee for this unique experience is all-inclusive, and reflects only a small shared aircraft operation expense, due to the generosity of our donors and the aircraft owner who underwrite most of the cost. These partners and our qualified volunteer pilots enable us to offer this program to you very inexpensively.
In order to assure the highest degree of safety, integrity, and effective ministry at our youth aviation camps, please fill out the form below and submit to Brigade Air, Inc. The Form must be completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian, from the parent’s email address, and not the camper’s.
The Camp Host you select will contact you directly with all the details of your camp week soon after you register your camper below. You will be instructed by the Camp Host where to send your camper registration fee. The fee varies slightly based on location and available resources.
Campers under age 13, and over age 18 must receive prior permission: Click here: AgeWaiver
Two primary concerns for your under-aged camper:
- Attention span / maturity. This is not your typical summer youth camp. It requires that the young person can concentrate on unfamiliar material and understand a wide range of topics relating to aviation and missions. The aviation material is basic, but safety of operations in and around aircraft requires mature thinking, attention and responsiveness. The missions and bible topics taught require a teachable attitude. In short, it will provide them with an exciting challenge. Younger, or less mature campers tend to day-dream and their attention is a must if this is to be a benefit to them.
- Physical stature. A height of at least 5′ – 3″ will enable a camper to reach the rudder pedals of the aircraft and still be able to see over the instrument panel simultaneously while at the controls in flight. The time in the airplane will prove to be a great frustration to them if these are not achievable.
If you as the parent of this under-13-year-old feel that he/she is mature enough that #1 above is not a limiting factor, and if he/she is at least 5′ – 3″ in height, please state so when you go to register your camper and we would be glad to waive the minimum age restriction.
On the Camper Registration Form there is a link for you to click on where you fill in the birth date of your camper. Please provide a statement there addressing these two concerns, and you will be notified of our decision in a reply from Brigade Air, Inc. Thank You.
Campers over age 18, please explain what your interests are. Click here: AgeWaiver