ALC Boys Flying

A simulator-based S.T.E.M. curriculum for

students grades 5-12

ALC 2 Boys at Desk

Aligned with TEKS and

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

ALC Group at Tables

Three distinct spaces:
Learning Laboratory, Simulator Bay, and
Hangar complete with full-size Mooney aircraft

What is the Aviation Learning Center?

Opening this fall at our new Ellington Airport location, the Aviation Learning Center (ALC) brings to life the energy and excitement of flight through a hands-on learning experience for grades 5-12. Up to 40 students can enjoy this TEKS aligned two-hour course simultaneously.

The ALC is a simulator-based S.T.E.M curriculum that will inspire and educate students about principles of flight, aircraft aerodynamics and design, climate science as it affects aviation, 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.

Students start in the LEARNING LABORATORY, where they learn aviation concepts in a real ground-school environment. The lab includes ten interactive, computer-based workstations dedicated to different aviation topics, each including hands-on investigations and data collection.

Next, students enter the MOONEY HANGAR, which replicates a general aviation hangar, complete with an actual Mooney M20 light aircraft. An instructor guides them through planning and navigating, even "filing" an FAA flight plan. After completing their plan, students make sure the aircraft is ready to fly.

Action goes into high gear in the SIMULATOR BAY when students settle into their own M20 simulators. Each is equipped with state-of-the-art displays, operational rudder pedals, control yokes, and other flight controls. Once cleared for takeoff, the flight begins.

Pricing

$450/session (max of 40 students).
Special pricing available for designated groups.

Details

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 (including drop off and pick up). 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.

All LSFM Education Programs are aligned with TEKS and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
 

 

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For additional details on our Education Programs please fill out the form below or contact us at education@lonestarflight.org

Aviation Learning Center

The Aviation Learning Center (ALC) is an innovative facility designed for students in grades 5-12.

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Classes

Classes are designed to enhance field trips or stand on their own.  Select from four classes designed to inspire students toward the study of science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) disciplines.

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Field Trips

Enjoy the new museum with either a self-guided or docent lead tour. The perfect outing for students of all ages!

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