Middle/High School Ages

Young Aviator Academy is specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-17 to spark and nurture their interest in science and to provide an exciting opportunity to explore the world of aviation. There is hardly a better way to introduce STEM to children than through aviation. Young Aviators will learn hands-on about multitude of aerodynamics topics, flight planning and flying an actual airplane, if they choose to.


Your will learn the basic principles of aerodynamics, flight instruments, controls, weather patterns, communications and charts and will have the opportunity to apply it in a simulator and a real airplane, accompanied by an FAA certified flight instructor.


First things first. Understanding the scientific principles of flight is the foundations of learning how to fly. We will also learn about technology, design and mathematical calculation necessary to carry out a flight.


Our lessons are built on innovative learning practices to encourage engagement and interaction throughout the session. Activities, scenarios, games and airport tours to reinforce the learning are woven into each lesson.


We will look at the things from different perspectives and focus on solving challenging problems.

What is included in our program?

  • Five 90-minute classroom sessions
  • One flight session with an FAA-certified instructor in one of our airplanes (a parent is welcome to sit in the back during flight, complimentary)
  • Pilot logbook to log your flight time
  • Refreshments for all our aviators during sessions
  • Complimentary picture taking
  • Graduation day with our young aviators and parents outdoors (students will receive a flying certificate and a gift)
  • Young Aviator Academy T-shirt
  • Training materials and learning resources

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Session 1: Middle School grades 6-8

August 2 - 15 (5 lessons on August 2nd, August 4th, August 6th, August 9th, August 11th plus optional flight to be scheduled between August 13th - 15th)

Mornings: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Afternoons: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Session 2: High School grades 9-12

August 17 - 28 (5 lessons on August 16th, August 18th, August 20th, August 23rd, August 25th  plus optional flight to be scheduled between August 27th - 29th)

Mornings: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Afternoons: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please choose August 2nd or August 16th and class time start 10:00 am or 6:00 pm at checkout.

Please note that we are committed to providing safe and fun classroom experience to our young aviators. To ensure that we have proper group size that will allow for safety and distancing, we will limit each  class size to 6 participants.

If the spaces are filled and you wish to be put on a waitlist please call our office at 203-212-3799

Price: $699 with no flight option (5 sessions in the classroom), $299 additional for a flight option (5 sessions in the classroom plus 45 minutes flight. A parent is welcomed to sit in the backseat during the flight). 

(Payment in full is due a week before the first class. You will receive additional welcome communications, registration forms and payment reminders via email.)

One time $99 non-refundable fee required at registration*

Please fill the registration forms and email or return on the day of your first lesson.


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