Museum Offers Flight School

Pacific Aviation Museum has a number of educational events suitable for keiki and their families.

Open Cockpit Day runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Hangar 79, and guests can try on flight suits and helmets, and sit in the cockpit of one of several historic aircrafts for photo opportunities — bring your camera!

NASA project director Walter Klein will speak about the organization’s advancements in spacecraft and aeronautics at 1 p.m., in celebration of NASA’s 100th anniversary.

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Also coming up this summer are flight school opportunities for boys and girls.

Flight School for Boys hosts two sessions June 9-11 and 23-25 for students in grades 6-8.

Flight School for Girls, also for students in grades 6-8, runs June 16-18.

Hands-on activities highlight the classes, which cover history and technology in aviation.

Cost for both flight schools is $155 for museum members and $175 for nonmembers. Included in the flight school cost are all materials, snacks, lunches and a flight school T-shirt.

Call 441-1005 or email for more information.