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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.
- Street: 4130 Mennec Avenue
- Postcode: 92509
- City: Riverside
- State: CA
- Telephone: 951-683-2309