National Flight Academy
We’ve created the best next-gen game on the planet with the use of world-class technology and the wonder of flight. The National Flight Academy teaches the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) with an immersive, hands-on approach that reaches far beyond the traditional academic experience.
Flight Adventure Deck
The Flight Adventure Deck (FAD) encompasses a 9,000-square-foot wing of the Museum. Outfitted at a cost of $2 million, the wing is devoted to the teaching of science, mathematics and technology. Thirty-eight interactive devices, 11 educational kiosks, an interactive wind tunnel and four computer-based flight simulators are incorporated as part of a truly revolutionary educational experience for 6th through 8th grade students. The program has recently been expanded to include high school level navigational and meteorology curriculum.
Launch your own rocket, build gliders, watch a Blue Angels practice (if available) and experience an IMAX® movie or exciting flight simulator – all in one week! Sign up for the Flight Adventure Deck Summer Camp at the National Naval Aviation Museum located on NAS Pensacola. Taught by certified teachers, students will learn the science and math of flight and expand their knowledge of Naval Aviation history with tours of Museum exhibits and aircraft. Open to children entering 5th and 6th grade.
The mission of the Flight to Excellence (FTE) educational field trip program is to optimize the use of the National Naval Aviation Museum as an educational tool for teachers and visiting students in grades K-12. The program achieves this by incorporating educational IMAX® movies and accompanying Teachers’ Walking Tour guides into a field trip. In addition to serving public, private and home-schooled students, we welcome Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, church youth groups, YMCA, JROTC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, etc.
The Interactive Technology Center (ITC) is a prototype, distance-learning classroom equipped with state of the art technology. The ITC delivers lessons throughout the state via web-based videos-on-demand and live broadcasts. Other capabilities include video & teleconferencing. The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Eduaction Department has also partnered with UWF Public Media to create a series of STEM episodes, X-Stream Science. Each episode contains teacher/student support documents and an unique perspective of STEM learning.
History Up Close
Delve into Naval Aviation history with our online publication series, “History Up Close.” Here you will find harrowing stories revealed through the documents, artifacts, aircraft, and most of all, the people of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation.
Emil Buehler Library
Established with a grant from the Emil Buehler Trust, the library opened in November 1992, and is the repository of the archival collections of the National Naval Aviation Museum. The Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library’s holdings primarily focus on the development of U.S. Naval Aviation from 1911–present, though there are manuscript collections that cover non-aviation related naval activities. Specifically, the categories of collections include manuscripts, books and technical manuals, photographs, oral recollections, and subject vertical files.
Online Exhibits & Collections
View our online exhibits and explore our online database featuring tens of thousands of items from the collection of the National Naval Aviation Museum.
Take an immersive tour of the National Naval Aviation Museum, right from your desktop or mobile device! We also feature a number of cockpit panoramas, enabling you to access classic warbirds from your own home.