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Live Virtual Field Trips

The National STEM Academy is now offering Live Virtual Field Trips for groups, schools, and organizations Worldwide!

With many curriculum options to choose from, the National STEM Academy’s Live Virtual Field Trips offer Pre K – Adult groups, schools, and organizations guided tours and hands-on STEM-focused programs that highlight Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in an innovative and interactive setting.

Mission Quest Flight Simulation (6th – 12th Grades)

The 3-hour Mission Quest program involves planning and flying a mission.  Mission success depends on working together as a team for mutual support.  Students will fly the B-1, C-17, or F-15 flight simulators.  The state-of-the art software and hardware create an exciting and accurate experience.  This is a state-of-the-art facility for simulated flight and non-combat aviation application.

Schedule:

Tuesday – Saturday and must be scheduled in advance.

Class size:

Minimum of 5 – Maximum of 10 participants

Cost:

$20 per participant

Basic instruction includes:
  • Aerodynamics
  • Communications
  • Flight Planning and Chart Use
  • Teamwork
  • Risk Assessment
  • Science and Technology
  • Basic Flight Physics
  • Situational Awareness
  • Decision-making
  • Aerospace Math

Careers in Aviation – Mission Quest Add-On

This optional 1-hour program featuring aviation careers and workforce development can be added to any regular Mission Quest field trip program.

Cost:

$5 per participant

 

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Mission Quest Space (Planetarium) (6th – 12th Grades)

Focusing on Astronomy or the Solar System, students will go inside a STARLAB planetarium to learn about outer space, the planets, constellations, and/or our solar system.

The program can be scheduled during and after school.  Each rotation in the planetarium lasts approx. 20 -30 minutes and can accommodate up to 30 students per rotation, depending on size.

Schedule:

Tuesday – Saturday and must be scheduled in advance.

Class size:

Minimum of 5 – Maximum of 10 participants

Cost:

$10 per participant

Curriculum Options:
  • Astronomy
  • Solar System

 

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Mission Quest Space "On the Go" (Planetarium Outreach) (6th – 12th Grades)

*The Mission Quest STEM “On the Go” Program is not scheduling at this time.  Please check back periodically for updates.

The Mission Quest STEM “On the Go” outreach program brings the STARLAB planetarium to your school or location during and afterschool.  It is offered to schools within 50 miles of the Museum of Aviation.  Program will last approximately 45 minutes per session/rotation.

Schedule:

Tuesday – Friday and must be scheduled in advance.

Class size:

Approximately 25 participants per session/rotation, minimum of 20 participants

Cost:

$10 per participant

 

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Aviation Team Building (Adult Groups)

The Aviation Team Building program builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.  This is a customizable 3 or 6 hour program designed to fit your needs.  It provides your staff an opportunity to plan and fly a mission in the Mission Quest Flight Simulation lab.  Your mission success depends on working together for mutual support.  Your team will have learned valuable team building cohesiveness and leadership skills.

The program offers participants the opportunity to engage in historical combat scenarios.  “Crew members” will fly state-of-the-art B-1, C-17, or F-15 flight simulators while working to complete specific team-oriented goals.  Live ATC will monitor your mission, but you will have to plan it with your squadron.  No flight experience necessary.

The program includes:
  • Situational Awareness
  • Science and Technology
  • Teamwork
  • Basic Flight Physics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Decision-making
  • Flight Planning
  • Communications

Schedule:

Varies to fit your needs

Class Size:

Minimum of 5 – Maximum of 10 participants

Cost:

$50 per participant for 3 hour program

$75 per participant for 6 hour program

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Mission Quest Aviation Outreach (6th – 12th Grades)

*The Mission Quest Aviation Outreach Program is not scheduling at this time.  Please check back periodically for updates.

The 50 minute Aviation Outreach program is taught by Museum of Aviation STEM Specialists at your school site, where we bring the F-15 cockpit to you.

Schedule:

Tuesday – Friday and must be scheduled in advance.

Class size:

Approximately 25 participants

Cost:

$150 for the first session.  Each additional session on the same day $125.

An additional travel charge will be added for any school or destination farther than 45 miles from the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia.  The mileage rate will be calculated and charged at the time of scheduling.

Requirements needed:

One classroom space and one paved area for the F-15 cockpit.

Basic instruction includes:
  • Aerodynamics
  • Bernoulli’s Principle
  • F-15 Eagle Cockpit Display
  • Aerospace History
Special events:

Have the F-15 cockpit brought to your location for special events.  Please contact us for details and pricing.

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Mission Quest Air Traffic Control (ATC) Lab (6th – 12th Grades)

*The Mission Quest ATC Program is not scheduling at this time.  Please check back periodically for updates.

ATC is a 3-hour program for groups of students in grades 6th-12th.  Students learn about the interesting and challenging careers of air traffic controllers.  Controllers are responsible for moving aircraft safely through the skies around the world.

In this workshop, students learn about the roles of radar arrival, radar departure, and the flight data specialists in a real world environment of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  Students will work as a team just as in a real radar center.

This program is perfect for scouts, CAP, JROTC, or any other group interested in the career of Air Traffic Control or  wanting a great team building exercise.

Schedule:

Flexible.  Must be scheduled in advance.

Class size:

Approximately 14 participants

Cost:

$15 per person

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The National STEM Academy would like to send a big THANK YOU to our Mission Quest and Adopt a Sim Campaign supporters!

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Scout Programs

The Mission Quest Program also offers the Aviation Merit Badge for Scout Troops.

Contact

Kim Ruberti | 478-222-7591 | MissionQuest@museumofaviation.org

Due to COVID-19, some hours and programs may have temporary changes, including, but not limited to minimum and maximum numbers for in-house programs. Program adjustments will be relayed as needed after completing a program request form on each program page.