Pilot Experience

Ever wanted to know what it takes to become a pilot? Explore the skies in our flight simulators.


Take the controls with our Pilot Experience, part of our Aviation Learning Center. Guests who visit the museum and purchase a general admission can add on an hour-long journey begining in the Mooney Hangar, complete with a Mooney M20 Ovation aircraft!  Plan your round-trip flight, “file” an FAA flight plan, and pre-flight your aircraft.  Then enter the Simulator Bay where the action goes into high gear as you settle into a professional grade flight simulator. The flight tower clears you for take-off and you hit the runway. The sky’s the limit!


Ready to Take Flight?
Tickets start at $10/pilot

Schedule your flight upon arrival; some restrictions apply.


Purchase General Admission Tickets


Flight Schedule

  • Friday: 11 AM & 2 PM
  • Saturday: 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM, 2 PM and 3:30 PM
  • Sunday 12:30 PM, 2 PM AND 3:30 PM
  • Flying weekends and holidays

Pilot Experience available for corporate events and birthday parties.


Flight Requirements

  • Pilots must be 10 years or older to fly.
  • Young pilots age 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult (18+)