National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education

Thomas W. Wathen Aviation Academy

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Thomas W. Wathen Aviation Academy

The Flabob Air Academy is an academic program with a strong hands-on component, which introduces the basics of aviation onsite at a working airport.   Versions are offered for middle school and for high school.

During the program, the Air Academy scholar will learn the fundamentals of aeronautics, including such subjects as:

  • Weather -- from a member of the Apollo space program
  • Aviation Medicine -- from a physician
  • Engines -- Reciprocating and Rocket, including building and flying a real rocket
  • Aerostructures -- including building an aircraft wing rib.

The program includes a special tour of the March Field Air Museum, one of the premier air museums in the world, including a special tour t-shirt, and a "scavenger hunt" drawing on the learning the students have obtained.

The exciting week culminates in an actual flight in a real airplane, when the student will have the opportunity to handle the controls and put the learning into practice.

The Flabob Air Academy is a compelling introduction to the science, mathematics, engineering and technology of flight.

Tuition is $75, which includes lunch, and is far below true cost.  Scholarships are available on a need basis.  

In 2010, Air Academies will be held on July 6-10 (middle school), July 13-16 (high school), August 3-7 (high school) and October 5-9 (home schooled).  To enroll or for more information call Kathy Rohm at 951-683-2309 x 104, or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Address

  • Street: 4130 Mennec Avenue
  • Postcode: 92509
  • City: Riverside
  • State: CA

Contact

  • Telephone: 951-683-2309
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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