Girls Summer “Flight School” at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Sixth through eighth grade female students have an opportunity to soar at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s new “Flight School” program this summer. Developed by Director of Education Dr. Shauna Tonkin, the Museum’s program introduces girls to the history and science of flight on three consecutive weekdays, 9am to 3pm on June 26-28, July 10-12 and July 24-26.

“It’s a program aimed at helping girls discover the importance of flight for the growth and development of our society,” explains Dr. Tonkin. The program consists of immersive, hands on activities with an emphasis on Pacific aviation—and fun—while exploring scientific principles of flight through demonstrations and experiments, learning to “fly” in the Museum’s flight simulation lab, operating remote controlled aircraft, and meeting the pioneers of aviation through presentations by costumed interpreters.

Cost is $120 which includes all materials, lunch, snack, and a “Flight School” logo tee shirt. Upon successful completion of “Flight School,” the young women will receive a “license” that confirms their participation and gives them free admission for a future visit to the Museum.

Call (808) 441-1005 or email for more information and reservations, or if you would like to volunteer to assist the program.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization. It provides educational programs for adults and children and is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor. Opened December 6, 2006, it has been ranked by TripAdvisor as one of the “top ten aviation attractions” in the nation.  Phone (808) 441-1000 or visit for tickets, information and to download a coupon for a free combat simulator flight.

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