The Innovation in YAC (Youth Aviators Camp) will see high school students coming together to innovate and create as they work with the AOA team to bring a bit of magic to Aviation and Understanding the various career options.

From defining Aviation careers which they will thrive in and access to specific jobs in the Aviation industry, solving impossible challenges of funding for the chosen career to planning for the life after grade 12. Our Innovation Camp will see students spending three days working with the AOA team as they tackle a series of challenges to bring a bit of magic and fun to Aviation. This three-day camp has been designed to fuse Aviation and Tourism Careers with the use of Technology with Entrepreneurship, Aviation and Innovation to provide a fun, fast paced program for students as they work with industry mentors to innovate and create.

We invite Grade 10, 11 and 12 students to come and experience this amazing opportunity in exposing them to aviation. Be a future aviator.

Hosted at AOA Headquarters in Honeydew, students will be touring the facilities to explore all of the different roles in the Aviation industry and the opportunity to meet some of the role models in the various Aviation careers which help airlines and the aviation industry to soar to success. Drones are part of the 4th IR (industrial Revolution) and we allow young students to experience this. With no prior experience needed, this is a fantastic opportunity for passionate and driven young people looking to gain some experience innovating and creating in a real-world environment over their school holidays. 

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions 

What time is the YAC Innovation in Aviation Camp?

Our camp will be running from 08h00 to 16h00 each day. Students are asked to be checked in the day before the camp at between 14h00 to 17h00 at AOA Facility located at The Academy of Aviation and collected on the last day from 15h00 to 17h00. 

Who is the YAC Innovation in Aviation Camp for?

Our Innovation in Aviation Camp has been designed for high school students (Grade 10,  11 & 12) with interests in aviation and tourism industry or looking for a fulfilling career. No prior knowledge is required, all we ask is that students are passionate and willing to learn.

What do we bring?

We ask that students bring their own Linen, Duvet and Pillow, Jeans, Takkies, Hat and a sweater for colder days. We will be providing all meals throughout the camp as well as pens and paper for all activities. Learners will receive a welcome for the camp.

What will students have at the end of the camp?

By the end of the camp students will be presenting their ideas formed by the challenge set to them around innovation in aviation. Through the camp they will be developing skills in critical and creative thinking, team work and collaboration, networking, pitching and design thinking. 

How much will the whole YAC camp cost the participants?

The camp is designed to harness talent within the participants by directing energies and innovation to where its best suited. The Total Cost of the camp inclusive of all meals is R7 999.00 for full three nights. Early bird specials do apply enquire at The Academy.

What are the Added benefits to attending the YAC?

Students who attend the YAC camp will be clearer in terms of which careers they will follow at the completion of their grade 12 year. The students will also access a special study skills module which will pave their way forward in preparing for their Grade 12 final exams. Finally, student will automatically receive a free registration to our SFAC (Super Flight Attendant Course) programme and a further R1 000 discount when registering at the end of the YAC for next year SFAC. A whooping R2 600 discount.

How can participants get to The Academy of Aviation?

Students will have GPS locations sent to them upon registration and payment of all camp fees. If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at  or simply WhatsApp  +2772 778 5612 or call our office +2710 023 2154