Aviation Summer School

Two Courses that Teach Young Adults the Basics of Flight

Aviation Summer School

The Pacific Coast Air Museum is providing two unique educational experiences for 8th to 12th grade students who love aviation. Both Aviation Summer School courses meet several of the California State Standards in Social Studies, Science, and Math. If you're looking for summer activities for youth and young adults this is something certain to spark their imaginations and give them something fun and unique to brag about back at school. 

Advance reservations are required.

2017 Class Dates:

Course 1: June 5 - 9, 2017
Course 2: June 12 - 16, 2017


$165.00 per student per course.
$330  per student for both course.

Course Information:

Two 10-hour aviation courses are offered. Each syllabus provides five days of exciting classroom aviation activities.  Students may take one or both courses. Taking both courses includes two flights.

Both courses include:

Several guest speakers on specific subjects
A tour of the Pacific Coast Air Museum
Flying our flight simulator
Sitting in the cockpit of a mach-2 aircraft
And a local flight with one of the Museum’s FAA licensed pilots! *

Classes meet at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Get directions

* About that flight: Students will get into the cockpit of a real aircraft, and experience everything from strapping in safely, to communicating with the control tower, to flying the pattern in preparation for landing. Nothing beats the thrill of feeling that engine rev for takeoff, and your child will experience it first-hand!

Course 1: Aviation 101 (10 Hrs.) June 5 - 9, 2017


Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


  • Physics of Flight
  • History of Flight
  • Aircraft Powerplants
  • Hypoxia
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Aircraft Safety
Course 2: Aviation 102 (10 Hrs.) June 12 - 16, 2017


Monday through Friday
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning
  • Weight and Balance
  • Aviation Careers

Registration Information:

Early registration is encouraged as enrollment is limited.


  • Download the registration form for Aviation Summer School at the Pacific Coast Air Museum.
  • Fill it out, include a check for $165 per student for one course or $320 per student if you sign up for both courses, and mail it to…

Pacific Coast Air Museum
One Air Museum Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Attn. Director of Education

To enroll, Download the enrollment form.


Contact Education Chair Art Hayssen at 707-321-2040 or email art@hayssenaviation.com.


There’s always something great going on at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. We have Open Cockpit weekends once a month,  special events throughout the year, and regular hot dog lunches. We host school field trips, special group tours, birthday parties, and family get-togethers, all among our collection of historic aircraft and educational exhibits.