Reserve for Fall 2017
Opening this fall at our new Ellington Airport location, the Aviation Learning Center brings to life the energy and excitement of flight through a hands-on learning experience. Get a taste of ground school in the Learning Lab, climb inside a Mooney aircraft, and plan a flight to pilot in the Simulation Bay.
The ALC is a simulator-based STEM curriculum offering a full hands-on flight experience to inspire and educate students about principles of flight, aircraft aerodynamics and design, climate science as it affects aviation, the air traffic control system, aircraft maintenance, dispatch, and more. The backbone of the ALC is a professionally developed, age-appropriate curriculum that is presented through an integrated array of proprietary computer technologies, innovative hands-on devices, and simulators.
Physically, the ALC consists of three distinct spaces: Learning Laboratory, Simulator Bay, and Hangar complete with a full-size Mooney aircraft. Each area contains its own educational module. The journey through these modules takes participants from learning basic aviation concepts, to planning and preparing an aircraft for a flight, and finally to applying all the acquired knowledge and preparation by making a flight in a simulator.
$450/session (max of 40 students).
Special pricing available for designated groups.
The ALC is designed for students Grades 5-12 and is available beginning 9/5/2017. Sessions are available Monday - Friday, 10:00am & 1:00pm and last 3 hours.
The maximum group size the ALC can accommodate is 40 participants. Student groups require one chaperone per 10 students. Please notify us if you plan to have lunch in the facility so that we may reserve a space for your group. The Aviation Learning Center is also available for private events.