The Bill Sattler Memorial Foundation for Aerospace Education

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2019 Aerospace Summer Camp PREVIEW

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Who We Are

Our Mission

The Bill Sattler Memorial Foundation for Aerospace Education (The Sattler Foundation) is a 501 C3 non-profit organization that provides students in Middle Tennessee exposure to aviation and space education and related employment opportunities.

Our Goal

To help students develop thinking skills and problem solving skills while learning about aviation and space.  Whether through in-school curriculum or summer camps, students will become creative, innovative critical thinkers through engineering design and hands on experimentation while working closely together solving real-world problems.

Our Passion

Exposing young people to Aviation and Aerospace education is key to what we do.     We feel early hands-on exposure to the world of aviation and science is critical to meet the needs of future generations.



The Sattler Foundation currently conducts two summer camps.

Aerospace Camp is designed for Middle School students who have graduated 6th grade. It is a one week camp held at the Lebanon Municipal Airport in Hangar #2. This camp is designed to introduce students to aerospace basics, such as parts of aircraft and function and design. Students will meet with aircraft builders, weather experts and an astronaut. Students will also build flying models and fly a plane…by simulator. The camp week ends with an introductory Young Eagles Flight in a general aviation aircraft sponsored by EAA Chapter 863. The 2019 camp will be held June 10-14.

Exploration Camp is designed for students who have graduated 8th grade. It is a three-day camp held at the Lebanon Municipal Airport in Hangar #2. During this camp students will visit the Nashville International Airport, Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Aerospace and local aviation museums and industries. The 2019 camp will be held June 17-21.

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The Bill Sattler Memorial Foundation for Aerospace Education BOARD OF DIRECTORS wishes to thank EAA Chapter 863 of Lebanon, Tennessee and Sattler Manufacturing of Nashville, Tennessee for their generous monetary donations in 2018.  

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Why The Foundation Was Founded

April Dugger explains how her Father's love for aviation inspired the creation of the foundation.

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Sattler Manufacturing Company

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2018 Aerospace Summer Camp

Building by hand


Hands on model airplane construction helps demonstrate flight characteristics...lift, weight, drag and thrust.

The Real Thing


Nothing like experiencing your first flight in a real airplane.

Lighter Than Air


Airborne without an engine?  Campers enjoyed a lighter than air experience.

Live Scientific Experiments


How cold is liquid nitrogen?  How is this a fuel source?  Let's learn together.

Computers in the Cockpit


Corporate pilots explain some of the many technology advances in the form of "electronic flight bags and navigation".

Discovery Together


A week-long journey of wonder and discovery.  Dreams really do come true. 

So Much Fun!

One student explains why YOU will LOVE going to the 2019 Sattler Foundation Summer Camp in Lebanon, Tennessee!

Newest Addition to the Foundation


The Sattler Foundation received a donation of a 1946 Taylorcraft from the family of Gerald Perkins. This aircraft will be used to demonstrate flight characteristics of single engine airplanes and construction techniques.

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The Sattler Foundation
6627 Huffs Ferry Rd N
Loudon TN. 37774

The Bill Sattler Memorial Foundation for Aerospace

Lebanon Municipal Airport 760 Franklin Road Lebanon TN 37087

(865) 228-4508