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June 21, 2021 to June 25, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Combat Air Museum, 7016 Southeast Forbes Avenue,, Shawnee County, Kansas, United States, 66619

About This Event

Come and join the fun at the Combat Air Museum. The sessions our “Young Aviators” Classes, for youth ages nine to thirteen (9-13), will be held on the following dates in 2021: Summer Class: June 21-25, 2021 (Monday thru Friday) Summer Class: July 19-23, 2018 (Monday thru Friday) Classes are held in the mornings from 0900 – 1230 hours (9:00 am until 12:30 pm). The class fee is $60.00 per student for all five days of the course. The instruction and field visits include invaluable ‘hands-on’ learning as follows: The five-day sessions will cover such STEM subjects as: • A brief history of early aviation • The fundamentals of flight theory • Aircraft structures, including control systems and engines • Weather and how to read aviation charts and maps • Hands-on time in the Museum’s Flight Simulator • Guided tour of the Museum • The phonetic alphabet, used for aviation contact and control Side visits, during the 5 day sessions, will also be included, if permissible under COVID rules: • The 108th Aviation Reg. of the Kansas Army National Guard (Blackhawk helicopters) • The 190th Refueling Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard (KC-135 Tankers) • The MTAA Forbes Field Fire, Rescue & Security Station (Firetrucks) • The Control Tower at Forbes Field Enrollment in the five-day session is limited to 20 per class and the Museum will accept youth on a first-come-first-served basis. Full payment of the course fee of $60 as a deposit is required, before the class dates, to ensure a place. For details please call the Office Manager at the Museum (785-862-3303) between 8:30 am and noon on weekdays.