The National Model Aviation Museum is a great fit for scouts! Let us provide a fun and educational experience your group will remember!
We are currently developing programming geared toward Girl Scouts with an interest in STEM! Please check back soon for more information.
We can help you to fulfill many of your Aviation Merit Badge requirements! Your scouts will do the following:
- 1 a. Define "aircraft." Describe some kinds and uses of aircraft today. Explain the operation of piston, turboprop, and jet engines.
1 b. Point out on a model airplane the forces that act on an airplane in flight.
1 c. Explain how an airfoil generates lift, how the primary control surfaces (ailerons, elevators, and rudder) affect the airplane's attitude, and how a propeller produces thrust.
1 d. Demonstrate how the control surfaces of an airplane are used for takeoff, straight climb, level turn, climbing turn, descending turn, straight descent, and landing.
- 3 b. Build a model FPG-9. Get others in your troop or patrol to make their own model, then organize a competition to test the precision of flight and landing of the models.
- 4 c. Visit an aviation museum or attend an air show. Report on your impressions of the museum or show.
- 5. Find out about three career opportunities in aviation. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
Scheduling a Tour
Tours are scheduled by appointment, with potential availability from Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All tours must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance to ensure that a guide will be available. To request a Saturday tour, please call at least two weeks in advance.
To schedule a program or get more information, contact our educator, Claire!
(765) 287-1256 ext. 509