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National Flight Academy

Flight to Excellence

The National Flight Academy

Sponsored by the
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation
at the
National Museum of Naval Aviation
NAS Pensacola, Florida

In the midst of one of the most challenging periods in history, our nation's youth must be prepared to lead in the technological future. The reality is that many are not prepared. Students seem to lose interest in math and science when they can't understand the relevance of these subjects to their daily lives. There appears to be a gap between what students learn in textbooks and how it applies to "real life." The National Flight Academy intends to bridge that gap.

Addressing the need for math and science orientation in our youth, the National Flight Academy will take a hands-on approach to teaching these principles, while reaching beyond academic experience. Wind tunnels, engine test cells and graphic displays will help students learn about aerodynamics and propulsion. Flight simulators and interactive trainers will provide familiarity with navigation, communications and sensations of flight. Students climbing into spin trainers will have an immediate introduction to flight physiology. Confidence-building activities will help teach survival skills and encourage teamwork. Instilling teamwork, values and enhancing students' motivation and individual discipline are intangible components integral to the curriculum of the National Flight Academy. Students will be challenged physically and mentally to realize their fullest potentials. By the end of their six-day session, highlighted by a stirring graduation ceremony, they will enjoy newly-gained knowledge, new friendships and tremendous a sense of accomplishment.

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation is currently in the midst of a $30 million Capital Campaign that will allow us to take the National Flight Academy vision to reality. We anticipate project completion and the Academy operational by 2005.


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