2010 Become a Pilot Day

Innovations in Flight

Family Day and Outdoor Aviation Display

Safety briefings are mandatory for all visitors. Briefings are held throughout the day.

  • Outdoor Aviation Display
    See nearly 50 vintage, military, recreational, and home-built aircraft flown in for one day only. Meet the pilots and talk about how and why they fly.
  • Vintage Car Display
    See vintage cars paired by era with the airplanes.
  • A United Airlines Wide-Body Boeing 777
    You can hop aboard this Boeing 777; line closes at 1:00 pm
  • Reenactors: World War II through the Vietnam War
  • United States Air Force Drill Team

In the rear of the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, unless otherwise noted.

  • USAF Drill Team Demonstration
    11:00 am, outside
  • 70th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen. Mark Nowland, U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
    12:30 pm
  • B-2 Flyover
    1:30 pm, outside
  • U.S. Air Force Women in Aviation Panel
    1:45 pm
  • U.S. Air Force Panel
    2:30 pm

10:00 am – 3:00 pm, various locations throughout the Museum.

  • Do hands-on learning with Discovery Stations and interactives throughout the Museum
  • Take part in a Paper Airplane Design Challenge
  • Test your Air Traffic Control skills on ATC computer simulations 
  • Learn about collecting U.S. Air Force History with the Archives Department 
  • Try your hand at a Wind Tunnel Design Challenge 
  • Learn about the Parts of a Plane
  • Let your tots learn about Air Traffic Patterns and runways 
  • Listen to Story Time and do a hands-on activity
  • Making STEM Magic: Red Rover Mission to Mars
    Making STEM Magic is made possible by the generous support of Micron Technology Foundation, Inc.

Outside the Museum store.

  • Mark James, author of Christopher’s Kite, Christopher’s Little Airplane, and Christopher’s Little Airplane Coloring Book
  • Col. Wolfgang Samuel, author of American Raiders, Coming to Colorado, German Boy, Glory Days, I Always Wanted to Fly, In Defense of Freedom, The War of Our Childhood, and Watson’s Whizzers
  • Sandra O'Connell, author of An American Family in World War II