AVIATION CHALLENGE

PROGRAM

FIGHTER JET TRAINING

PROGRAM

F-18 Super Hornet Simulator will be used. Taking the role of a team of fighter pilots, trainees get experience in control systems and scenario-based missions and learn water and land survival skills. They learn the importance of teamwork building shelters together and taking part in a nighttime military training exercise. A SEAL Operations mission requires teams to work together to recover intelligence or rescue a downed pilot. Communication is paramount to the accomplishment of the mission.

ACTIVITIES OF FIGHTER JET TRAINING PROGRAM

1

Master basics of flight in hands-on activities

2

Test patrolling, teamwork and outdoor training in a SEAL Operation

3

Experience g-force training in a centrifuge

4

Land and water survival skills

5

Fly simulators with tandem-seat cockpits

6

Advanced combat maneuvers that include navigation, air-to-ground and air-to-air engagement

7

Simulated parachute water landing on a 150-foot zip line with real pilot harness fittings

8

Climb the 32-foot pamper pole and zoom down a 300-foot zip line

MACH I

FOR AGES 9-11

Train like a fighter pilot in single-person flight simulators while learning aeronautical design and aviation principles, and hone land and water survival skills.

 MACH II

FOR AGES 12-14

Fly head-to-head aviation simulations against another squadron, test your courage in our centrifuge and sharpen your leadership and teamwork skills during outdoor search and rescue missions.

MACH III

FOR AGES 15-18

Slide down a 150-foot zip-line in a simulated parachute water landing, explore tactical theory and realistic military diplomacy as you escape and evade enemies, test your pilot skills in an F-18 Super Hornet tandem cockpit simulator and test your courage on the high ropes course.