Seattle Museum's Aviation Learning Center to be built in
new Houston flight museum
SEATTLE, June 22, 2015--The Museum of Flight in Seattle has signed an agreement with Galveston's Lone Star Flight Museum to design and build a duplicate of the Seattle museum's Aviation Learning Center (ALC), an educational facility that is used to introduce students to the concepts of aviation and flying. The ALC will be built at Lone Star's new $35 million museum opening in 2017 at Ellington Airport in Houston.
Lone Star is teaming on the ALC project with the Texas-based airplane company, Mooney International. "We are pleased to be partnering with The Museum of Flight and Mooney International to bring this exciting educational tool to Texas," said Scott Rozzell, Chairman of the Board of Lone Star Flight Museum. "Houston will be home to only the second ALC in the country".
Aviation Learning Center Background
In 2004, The Museum of Flight created the Aviation Learning Center as an in-house education facility. Thousands of students have experienced its hands-on approach to learning, which includes preparing a real airplane for flight, and then flying a planned route in aircraft-style flight simulators. The Museum of Flight can now reproduce the Aviation Learning Center for communities and museums anywhere. Working with the new owners, the Museum will customize the ALC to fit their needs. The Museum also oversees the design and construction of the ALC at the new site. The Lone Star Flight Museum is the first customer.
For more information about The Museum of Flight Aviation Learning Center see: www.museumofflight.org/education/aviation-learning-center
Lone Star Museum: www.lsfm.org/
Image: Students in the Museum's Aviation Learning Center check the winds at different altitudes. Ted Huetter/The Museum of Flight, Seattle.
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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving more than 560,000 visitors annually. The Museum's collection includes more than 160 historically significant airplanes and spacecraft, from the first fighter plane (1914) to today's 787 Dreamliner. Attractions also include the original Boeing Company factory, and the world's only full-scale NASA Space Shuttle Trainer. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast. More than 150,000 individuals are served annually by the Museum's on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum of Flight is accredited by the American Association of Museums, and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
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