A large part of the mission of the Pacific Coast Air Museum is to Educate and Inspire. Young and old, should appreciate our aviation heritage and space technology. It is our duty and privilege to provide learning opportunities, education, and classes that open minds to the possibility of air and space transportation.
Plus, these classes offer rare real-world experience for kids and young adults. Whether they need summer activities or just an awesome experience to brag about, PCAM offers a variety of educational opportunities.
In recent years the STEM movement in the United States has emphasized Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in our children’s educations. There is the perception – correct or not – that the United States has fallen behind other parts of the world in these key areas. The Pacific Coast Air Museum helps schools address some of their STEM education needs by providing fun and effective ways for students to learn hard facts around aeronautics, aircraft technology, and flight, which are some of the most exciting and engaging science and technology subjects anywhere! We are currently working with the students from the STEM program at Windsor High School and hope to build out our program in the future. Stay tuned for more information.
The greatest educational asset PCAM has is its community of members and volunteers. Many are retired pilots and flight crews who flew the types of aircraft on display at the musuem. Others played support roles as mechanics, ground crews, managers, air traffic controllers, and logistics personnel. They are always happy to tell their first-hand accounts of flying and working with these and other aircraft and what it was like to serve our nation in a prior era.
Adults and your children can also learn by wandering around the PCAM field, getting a close look at the aircraft, and reading the information posted on our exhibits.
The Pacific Coast Air Museum regularly offers four types of classes appropriate for young people. Often, these are held at the request of school groups, but individual students are welcome to join any session with available seats.
Classes we offer include:
Saturday, January 21st
Saturday, May 20th
Saturday, October 21st
Cost: $70.00 per student
Age Group: Ages 11-17
Date: Saturday, March 11th
Featuring the UH-1 Huey & Blue Angel F-4 Cockpit.
Date: June TBD (2 days)
Dates: Monday-Friday June 12-16
Cost: $195.00 per student per course
Age Group: 5th-9th grade
One 10 hour aviation course. The syllabus provides five days of exciting
classroom aviation activities.
Supports aviation education of young men and women as part of the Boy Scouts of America Exploring program.
Gives Post 707 members the tools, guidance, and expertise to turn dreams of flying into a career.
Age Group: Young men and women 14-20 years
Dates: Arranged upon request
Tuition: $25.00 per student
Age Group: 5th through 12th Grades
This course examines the four forces of flight, and meets several of the California State Standards in Social Studies, Science, and Math. It includes a 30-minute “hands on” tour of one of the Museum’s aircraft. Curriculum is customized to the age group.
Since our founding in 1989, the Pacific Coast Air Museum has enjoyed exceptional growth, both in membership and in the acquisition of historic aircraft and artifacts. We have also expanded our Education Programs for children and young adults, have increased our capacity to repair and restore aircraft and artifacts, added airworthy flying aircraft, and hosted countless community events.