Get ready to pilot a REAL airplane!

Back by popular demand, the Saint Louis Science Center is proud to announce the return of our Adult Flight Academy! During this special three-day program, an actual pilot will train you in the basics of piloting a Cessna 172 using flight simulators before you take control of the real thing!

The first two training sessions will be held at the Saint Louis Science Center’s Experience Flight facility near the McDonnell Planetarium on Saturday, October 15 and Saturday, October 22 from 8:30am until 12:30pm. The third session will take place on the morning of Saturday, October 29, where the class will meet at Air Associates at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield. Here, you will put your new-found skills to work when you take the controls during your flight with a Certified Flight Instructor!

Class size for this premier program is extremely limited. Please call Reservations at 314-289-4439 to reserve your spot. Cost is $400 for Science Center Members and $450 for non-members. Attendance at all sessions is absolutely required.  For more information, please email us at