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Field Trips

Book a field trip tour of the Fort Worth Aviation Museum.

Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance

25 dollar administration fee – $4 per student (one free adult chaperone for every 10 students, all other adults are the regular $8 admission price)

Capped at 125 students

Teachers and chaperones may be asked to help facilitate aspects of the tour.

No food or drinks are allowed inside the museum gallery. Water may be carried while touring our outdoor exhibits.

There are picnic areas available for eating lunch among the outdoor exhibits.

Follow your school district’s procedures concerning the following:

  • Health and safety;
  • Permission slips;
  • Transportation arrangements;
  • Hiring substitutes;
  • Finding chaperone (education students from a local college may be available to assist);
  • Any special policies and procedures outlined by your school district.

We will cater field trip presentations to grade levels, and presentations are available for k-12!

We will also provide activity sheets for students to bring back to the classroom, reading material, and further reading suggestions.

Our presentations will tie into STAAR testing in several ways. We will provide print outs and leave behind material for reading comprehension, go over basic science and mathematics concepts covered in STAAR testing, and discuss social studies and U.S. History aspects. This ties into the following grade tests:

  • 3 – 8 – Mathematics
  • 3 – 8 – Reading
  • 5, 8 – Science
  • 8 – Social Studies and U.S. History

Our presentations are designed to be a compliment to the TEKS readiness standards and an excellent resource for all Texas based students.

Program for: kindergarten – 2nd grades

  • Paper Plane Target Practice (This STEM lesson will incorporate math and science in TEKS standards)Through the paper plane activity students will have hands on experience with the very basic fundamental science behind flight, and discussion over concepts such as weather patterns as related to navigation and flight, weight balance and distribution in the importance of safe flying mechanics, and more. This will be tailored to simple discussion to create an age appropriate learning experience. These lessons will be pertinent to STAAR math and science testing.
  • History discussion in line with TEKs standards and tailored to an age appropriate audience
  • In depth exploration of our aircraft collection along with STEM discussions around the aircraft, information on the history of each place, and unique opportunities to get up close and explore these historical aircraft.
  • By the end of the field trip students will have information on: Flight and Motion, Weather and Earth Science, Aircraft Design, Careers in Aviation and more!

Program for: 3rd – 5th grades

  • Paper Plane Target Practice (This STEM lesson will incorporate math and science in TEKS standards)
  • Through the paper plane activity students will have hands-on experience with the very basic fundamental science behind flight, and discussion over concepts such as weather patterns as related to navigation and flight, weight balance and distribution in the importance of safe flying mechanics, and more. This will be tailored to simple discussion to create an age appropriate learning experience. These lessons will be pertinent to STAAR math and science testing
  • History discussion in line with TEKs standards and tailored to an age appropriate audience
  • In depth exploration of our aircraft collection along with STEM discussions around the aircraft, information on the history of each place, and unique opportunities to get up close and explore these historical aircraft.
  • By the end of the field trip students will have information on: Flight and Motion, Weather and Earth Science, Aircraft Design, Careers in Aviation and more!

Program for: 6th – 8th grades

  • Flight simulators (This STEM lesson will incorporate math and science in TEKS standards)
  • Through the flight simulator activity students will have hands-on experience with the fundamental science behind flight, and discussion over concepts such as weather patterns as related to navigation and flight, weight balance and distribution in the importance of safe flying mechanics, and more. These lessons will be pertinent to STAAR math and science testing.
  • History discussion in line with TEKs standards and tailored to an age appropriate audience
  • In depth exploration of our aircraft collection along with STEM discussions around the aircraft, information on the history of each place, and unique opportunities to get up close and explore these historical aircraft.
  • By the end of the field trip students will have information on: Flight and Motion, Weather and Earth Science, Aircraft Design, Careers in Aviation and more!

Program for: 9th – 12 grades

  • Flight simulators (This STEM lesson will incorporate math and science in TEKS standards)
  • Through the flight simulator activity students will have hands-on experience with the fundamental science behind flight, and discussion over concepts such as weather patterns as related to navigation and flight, weight balance and distribution in the importance of safe flying mechanics, and more. These lessons will be pertinent to STAAR math and science testing.
  • History discussion in line with TEKs standards and tailored to an age appropriate audience
  • In depth exploration of our aircraft collection along with STEM discussions around the aircraft, information on the history of each place, and unique opportunities to get up close and explore these historical aircraft.
  • By the end of the field trip students will have information on: Flight and Motion, Weather and Earth Science, Aircraft Design, Careers in Aviation and more!

Field Trip Request Form

OUR VISION

To celebrate and showcase the people and aviation accomplishments of North Texas, in a museum and science center that can preserve and display our heritage, educate our community, and inspire our young people to stay in school and achieve their full potential. Our plans for this expansion can be found in the following document.

Restoration

 

Aircraft acquisition at the FWAM museum starts with our collection policy. When a potential aircraft acquisition is brought to our attention, we look to our collection policy to determine the aircraft’s suitability for addition to the collection. If an aircraft meets the collection policy, we can start to consider leading up to restoration in the maintenance of the airframes. The key to a successful acquisition is planning. All aspects of acquiring an aircraft have cost considerations that need to be determined and funded before any action items occur. We move through project planning, fundraising, and finally, we schedule and execute delivery. Each aircraft is different, but we have found this process to work for us over the years.

FLIGHT SIMULATOR

HOURS

Thursday: 9AM - 1PM
Saturday: 9AM-2PM
Sunday: 11AM-3PM

Get In Touch

(855) 733-8627

Location

3300 Ross Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Email

info@ftwaviation.com

Hours

Thursday: 9AM-1PM
Saturday: 9AM-2PM
Sunday: 11AM-3PM

EIN: 75-2774571