Flight School for Girls

Flight School for Girls immerses middle school girls in the science and technology of aviation. This hands-on, interactive program features 3 days of exploration and discovery, culminating in opportunity to "fly" aircraft and RC simulators. Participants meet local women who have successful aviation-related careers, and have the opportunity to get "up close and personal" with various aircraft housed in our museum's historic hangars. Although this program just debuted in Summer 2012, parents are telling us that their girls have an increased interest in science and technology as a result of their experience in Flight School.

Year Established 2012
Boys Served Annually
Girls Served Annually 200
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities? Yes
Program led by a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)]: Yes
Areas of Interest General ScienceTechnologyMathHumanities
Racial Demographics 40% Asian5% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander5% Black/African-American0% Hispanic/Latino25% White, non-Hispanic25% Two or more races
Service Delivery Format Options museumsspecial eventssummer offerings
Populations Served at-riskdiversity focuselementarylow incomemiddle/junior
Current Evaluation Process number served measureparticipant data (example: grades)
Needed Resources/Activities boys interested in STEMequipment donationsfunding/sponsorshipgirls interested in STEMspeakers
Available Resources/Activities boys interested in STEMgirls interested in STEMspeakersteaching or tutoringvolunteersworkshops/classes/training
Collaboration Interests curriculum developmentsponsorshipworking with higher educationworking with informal organizations
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor 319 Lexington Blvd Honolulu, HI 96818
Main Contact Shauna Tonkin Director, Education 808-206-1669 shaunat pacificaviationmuseum.org
Main Organization Information

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

The mission of the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on Ford Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in the Pacific Region and to preserve Pacific aviation history.