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30 Years of Aviation Challenge

Aviation Challenge started at Space Camp in 1990, as a way for trainees to experience pilot training simulations and experience water survival techniques used by pilots as well. Coming off the heels of the successful 1986 film ‘Top Gun’, Avaiation Challenge gave trainees an experience that increased their leadership and team building skills, as well as giving them a taste of what it took to be ‘Top Gun’.

Trainees have been taking part in this program for 30 years as of the 2020 camp season, and in 2020 there is also an updated version of ‘Top Gun’ being released, titled “Top Gun: Maverick”.

As we approach the 2020 camp season, we look forward to celebrating this special camp experience and the beginning of the Aviation Challenge program!


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