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A is For Areospace

A is for Aerospace is a fun-filled rich half-day experience for PK-2nd graders in a stimulating and active environment. Students will encounter aviation and space experiences through hands-on STEM activities that include career introduction, veterans, and historic vehicles.

About A is For Aerospace

How long is A is for Aerospace?

We recommend 2 hours to complete all the stations.  You can skip some stations if necessary to accommodate your transportation schedule.

What time is the program?

9:15AM – 11:15AM and 11:45AM – 1:45PM

What age child is this appropriate for?

Prek – 2nd grade

When can we attend?

A is for Aerospace is available over a 2-3 week period each Fall & Spring.  Sign up here to be the first to know when the season is open for registrations!

What will the adults do?

A 22:2 ratio student to teacher ratio is required.

They will stay with their group/class as they rotate around to the different workstations.  They should be mindful of where students are in our working hangar and assist as needed at the workstations.  There are a few workstations that teachers will lead as they follow the posted instructions.  Teachers and assistants just might have more fun than their kids!

Additional volunteers are needed to assist in running workstations (these volunteers will stay at one workstation while classes rotate around the event).

Pricing Break Down

Spring 2024

$150 for each group of 25 students

That's only $6 per student!

Registration open now!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the focus of the A is for Aerospace?

Our focus is on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning, and is an introduction to careers in Aerospace

Can the A is for Aerospace experience be customized?

Yes! Depending on the length of time you can choose from up to 15 stations to participate.

Can we bring more than 1 class?

Yes, we can accommodate up to 250 students per 2-hour session.  We run 2 sessions a day, morning, and afternoon.

How many sessions are available each day?

2

What is the capacity per session?

250 students (large groups with over 250 students will require more than one session.)

What if we have a small group?

You can combine your group with others.   You will still be able to stay together as a class.

Special Needs/Accommodations

A is for Aerospace is inclusive with wheelchair accessibility in all locations. Please note that it is an active setting and can be very loud.

What does payment include?

Two-hour experience, numerous make & takes for students, and a quality exposure to careers in aerospace.

When do I need to pay? What types of payment do you accept?

A deposit is required within 30 days of making the reservation. Balance is due upon arrival. Credit cards, cash, or institutional checks (payable to “National Aviation Education Center”) are accepted at the ticket gate.  We do not accept Purchase Orders.

Rescheduling Restrictions & Information

All schedule and attendance changes must be made no later than three weeks before your visit. If you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, you must contact the Education Department abtownsend@cafhq.org at least three weeks before your scheduled visit in order for your payment to be applied to a new visit date.

Are backpacks allowed?

No, personal items will need to be left on the bus.  Teachers and aids can carry bags.

Can we eat lunch onsite?

There are no places onsite to purchase food or drinks. However, advanced arrangements can be made to provide seating when bringing your own sack lunches

Do you have bus parking?

Yes, we have several areas to accommodate buses.

What does the teacher need to bring on the day of the visit?

The teacher will need to bring the final payment and knowledge of who cannot be photographed.

We suggest you have a method to easily identify students (example: names taped on the back of their shirt, etc.)  Bring a device to take pictures!

What should my students wear?

The hangar is heated but not air conditioned.  All attendees should be dressed in comfortable, closed-toed shoes and layers for comfor

Contact Our Team

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Vice President of Education
Nathan Huegen

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Director of Education
Brenda Townsend

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NAEC Educator
Melissa Rogers

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NAEC Educator
Brittny Jordan

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NAEC Educator
Riana Smith