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Tuskegee Airmen Museum
Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy
This program is designed for youth in grades 8 – 10 who may or may not have an interest in an aviation career. The 5-day camp is based at Wayne State University. Tours include Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Metro Airport, and The Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum. Classroom instruction includes the history of aviation, parts of an airplane, and theory of flight.
Tuskegee Airmen Flight Academy
Start your flying Career: Tuskegee Airmen Flight Academy is designed for youth ages 14 to 19 years of age who want to become professional pilots. The program offers year-round flight instruction and ground school classes leading to a private pilot license.
Aviation Career Week
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum and the Detroit Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., exhibit a wide variety of aviation role models, to over 4,000 students during a five-day period, in February each year. This program’s goal is to provide the student with a panoramic understanding of the paths to pursue to attain a career.
Wild Blue Wonders
The Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum runs this program as an in-school program for middle schools in the Detroit Metro Area. This program uses aviation to inspire middle school-age students to learn more about science, math, and technology. Using a team approach, the program utilizes five prepared components or “missions”, each designed to implement.
Young Eagles Rally
The Detroit Tuskegee Airmen EAA Chapter 1351 holds Young Eagles Rallies on the second Sunday of the month from April to October in an effort to attract youth to our aviation programs. The rallies run from 10AM to 2PM and give youth ages 8 to 17 a free airplane ride around the City of Detroit. The Young Eagles program flies about 80 youths each month.
Tuskegee Airmen National Museum Rocket Club
The Tuskegee Airmen National Museum Rocket Club seeks to involve youth that may have an interest in aerospace science. There are currently 12 students enrolled.
The Museum’s drone club provides instruction to organizations and youth in the knowledge required to pass the FAA part 107 written exam. The Museum teaches youth to program and fly drones responsibly. Youth 16 years old and up can earn their FAA certificate and gain experience to be hired as a drone operator. 12 students are currently enrolled in the Drone Club.
A&P Maintenance Familiarization
This is a new program provided by The World Heritage Air Museum and the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum. The program seeks to introduce youth and young adults to the career field of aviation maintenance with hands on as well as classroom instruction. Enrollment for the maintenance class is 15.