Resident’s Free Day for December, held typically on a Tuesday, occurs during December Nights free entry, on the 1st and 2nd, (Fri/Sat).

The Museum’s own Saturday Ground School is back starting October 23rd!

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The Museum’s own Saturday Ground School is back starting October 23rd!

Our FAA Part 61 (informal) Private Pilot Ground School is based on the popular FAA-approved King Schools® media learning materials, but offers a personal touch as your instructor will be on-hand for questions, practice exercises, and review. 

Competitively priced at $269, we’re offering it to Museum members and Volunteers for $249 for all eight sessions. Take it to start (or refresh) your flying adventure! No additional materials are needed to attend the course.

Try it risk-free! If, during the first class, you decide our Ground School isn't the right fit for you, we'll refund your course price.

Fall 2021

Our new format will include eight Saturday class days, with office hours available for review and clarification of concepts.

Saturdays from 10:15 AM - 3:15 PM (with 30 min lunch break)
Sat., Oct. 23        Aerodynamics / Flight Instruments / Intro to Sectional Charts
Sat., Oct. 30        Airspace and Weather Minimums / Communications & Radar
Sat., Nov. 6          Radio Navigation / Flight Operations
Sat., Nov. 13       Flight Operations / Weather
Sat., Nov. 20       Weather / Regulations
*No class the week of Thanksgiving*
Sat., Dec. 4          Cross Country Planning Part 1
Sat., Dec. 11        Cross Country Planning Part 2 / IACRA
Sat., Dec 18         Aircraft Performance / Weight & Balance / FAA Exam Prep

For more details and to register online visit

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