Intermediate & Secondary Schools

Classic Flyers can now offer a Flight School 101 experience to Intermediate age and above students that integrates with the New Zealand School Curriculum.

The Flight School 101 experience consists of a classroom style setup in a Hangar surrounded by real aircraft used to illustrate and demonstrate the following subjects:

  • The Theory of Flight – how airplanes fly
  • Aircraft Controls and the forces involved
  • Basic Cockpit instrumentation
  • How Piston & Jet Engines Work
  • Experiment with models on the effect of flight controls
  • Demonstrate rocket flight

The Flight 101 class is complimented by a tour of the Museum where students identify the different aircraft types, wing styles and engines discussed in the Flight 101 class. Students will be able to get inside and interact directly with many exhibits to enhance the learning experience. Students will be given the opportunity to try out our Flight Simulator exhibit. For a downloadable information sheet click here.

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Agenda:  This agenda is only a guide and can be adapted to suit class sizes

9.30am   Arrival at Classic Flyers
9.35am   Welcome and Safety Talk
9.40am   Flight School 101 Lecture and museum experience
10.45am Morning Tea (bring your own - parents can purchase in Avgas cafe)
11.15am Flight School 101 activities in the hangar
12.30pm Lunch or return to school

Morning Tea and Lunch is hosted in the Torpedo Park next to the Museum Apron. If Raining we provide indoor seating in the hangar.

We can supply quiz sheets and Flight School 101 Study Guides to your students and we are happy to send a electronic copy to you prior to your visit. Each student will take away printed copies of these Study Guides to review in the classroom as well as their own model glider that they will have assembled as a Flight School 101 activity to test the effect that changing flight controls has on a glider.

Cost / Payment:
The Flight School 101 Experience is only $9.00 per person. This includes teachers and students alike
Payment is due on the day of the visit. We can invoice schools by prior arrangement.

Bookings are essential. So if this experience would be of interest to you and your class then we would love to hear from you.

All queries please contact Garry and his team on 07 572 4000 or email


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