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Fall Introduction to Becoming a Pilot class dates announced at National Museum USAF

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  • By Lisa M. Riley

Registration is now open for fall Introduction to Becoming a Pilot classes at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This free program is designed to inspire and educate students about a career in aviation.

Open to students aged 14-18, this program provides students an opportunity to fly a simulator and determine if they have the desire and/or capability to become a pilot before investing in expensive flight school classes. It does not provide any level of certification and cannot be used as a substitution for courses provide by a certified flight instruction program.

Introduction to Pilot consists of two introductory-level courses: Introduction to Pilot 101 and Complex Aircraft 201, giving participants a brief overview of what an actual flight school could be like.

Space is limited and classes will fill quickly. For a full list of available classes, requirements and registration information, visit our website at

The Introduction to Becoming a Pilot Program is made possible by generous support from Wright State University through its partnership with the Air Force Museum Foundation. (Federal Endorsement Not Implied)

In 2023, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force celebrates its 100th Anniversary.  Since 1923 the museum has grown from a small engineering study collection to the world's largest military aviation museum and is a world-renowned center for air and space power technology and culture preservation. Join us throughout 2023 as we celebrate our storied history with special events and exhibits for visitors of all ages. Visit our website for more information at

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit      


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.