April 19, 2016: Aviation Learning Center at the Museum of Flight

Tilden’s fifth-graders were fully engaged in hands-on learning at the Aviation Learning Center. First they attended pilot ground school, studying navigation, weather, flight dynamics, instruments, weight and balance, and aircraft performance. Next they completed the pre-flight check of a real Cirrus SR20 airplane. Then they completed their flight plan to a local airfield. Finally, they followed their flight plan while flying in simulators. The entire experience was exhilarating and memorable! (And, yes, their teachers were jealous.)