Flight Zone Simulator
FLIGHT ZONE is open upon availability. Inquire at the Museum gift shop.
Come pilot your own flight simulator adventure! Come explore, dream, and see what it’s like to be a pilot!
Our Flight Zone flight simulator is a state of the art STEM learning laboratory featuring 10 digital flight stations. Students from 5th grade to high school learn to fly an aircraft. Flight Zone is where the world of aviation and aerospace come to life.
What is it?
Our Flight Zone houses 6 independent flight simulator stations, each running the X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator program. Each station is supplemented by a high end gaming computer with a graphics card that supports three 27″ monitors with 2560×1440 resolution per monitor.
What will you learn?
You will “pilot” an aircraft using a professional flight simulator under the instruction of experienced flight instructors. You will have the opportunity to practice taking off, flying, and landing.
Who is this for?
This program is designed for students 5th to 12th grade who are interested in learning about and exploring aviation and/or related fields. The Flight Zone is open to the general public as well.
The Flight Zone also offers five other computer stations running various programs and slide shows of interest to guests. For our younger aspiring flyers, the Flight Zone also offers an XBox flight simulator game to test their ability to follow instructions and treat the controls gently. Those 7-10 year-olds who pass the XBox test are allowed to fly on the high-end simulators with an Instructor.
The Aerospace Museum of California’s Flight Zone provides real world experiences to students while providing support, training, and resources to teachers. Sponsored mainly by Flyers Energy and other individuals, the Flight Zone is intended for introducing 5th-12th graders to aviation. It is our hope that those who pass through the Flight Zone will become inspired to pursue careers in aviation and other related fields.
- WHEN: Upon availability
- WHERE: Aerospace Museum of California—2nd Floor
- COST: $10 for personalized flight instruction by experienced pilot
- Ask about it at the Museum Front Desk
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FLIGHT ZONE FAQ
How can I reserve my spot?
Contact our knowledgeable Guest Experience Staff to schedule a private session in the Flight Zone. The Flight Zone is currently open to the public upon availability
Will I receive one-on-one flight training?
Yes! Flight Zone guests will be personally trained by one of our knowledgeable Flight Zone Instructors. This one-on-one training allows each session to be uniquely tailored to each student’s needs and abilities. All of our instructors have a background in aviation, either private, commercial, or military and are eager to impart their wisdom and passion for aviation to the next generation.
How much experience do your instructors have?
All of our instructors have a background in aviation, either private, commercial, or military and are eager to impart their wisdom and passion for aviation to the next generation. Please read above for a more in-depth look at our instructors’ flight biographies!
Can I make a group reservation?
Yes, please contact our staff at email@example.com for more information.