Flight School for sixth to eighth grade students will be in session again this summer at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The Museum’s innovative and popular aviation program introduces Middle School age students to the history and science of flight on three consecutive weekdays, 9am to 3:30pm.
Flight School for Girls will be held May 28~30, June 18~20, June 25~27, and July 24~26. Flight School for Boys will be held June 5~7 and July 16~18. Advanced Flight School for Girls will be held July 9~11.
Students learn the basics of flight through demonstrations and experiments, tour historic aircraft, fly remote control planes, and “take to the skies” in the Museum’s flight simulation lab. They meet historic pioneers of aviation through presentations made by costumed interpreters such as Amelia Earhart and Rosie the Riveter.
“This is a hands-on program that introduces youth to the heroes and pioneers of aviation, and helps them consider future careers in science, technology, engineering and math,” explains Dr. Shauna Tonkin who, as Director of Education at the Museum, developed the curriculum.
Upon successful completion of Flight School, the students celebrate with a Winging Ceremony.
For more information on this event contact Dr. Shauna Tonkin at ShaunaT@PacificAviationMuseum.org or 808-441-1005. Information is available online also at http://www.pacificaviationmuseum.org/education/flightschool
The Museum is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor.
Pacific Aviation Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.