PAX Museum Flight Simulators

PAX Museum Flight Simulators

PAX Museum Flight Simulators

Currently, two simulators are operating at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.   They offer the museum customer an opportunity to experience flight in real F-14 cockpits as you take control of the airplane that you select.  You see, once in the cockpit you can choose between any one of several types of airplanes;  such as an F-14 Tomcat, an F/A-18 Hornet, an A-10 Warthog, a P-51 Mustang, or how about a larger airplane like a C-130 Hercules,  plus many more.    The flight simulators utilize stationary cockpits, but the aircraft can fly in the same airspace so if you come with a buddy, you both can fly at the same time or even go against each other as you both make arcs and loops in the sky.   Do you want to launch and land on an aircraft carrier?   You can do that too.    These simulators are extremely popular among children and adults of all ages.   

The simulators are operating on Saturdays from 10 to 5 PM.    The fees to fly the simulators is $10 for 30 minutes.   

Volunteering In the Flight Simulators

Volunteering In the Flight Simulators

Volunteering In the Flight Simulators
A team of Museum volunteers are an important part of the Flight Simulators operation. Without their help the simulators would not be able to be operational year round. If you have an interest to join our team several training sessions are held throughout the year.
The museum is looking for volunteers in two areas:
• To operate the simulators and become instructors to teach the children and adults on the techniques of flying. If we get more operators and instructors we will be able to expand the number of operating days.
We have had great success with adults, collage age, and teenagers starting at age 13 who have the desire to learn about airplanes, how to fly, and may or may not have flown a simulator on their home computer. The museum will provide the free 2 hour training session, which includes operational time on the simulators.
• The other area is a volunteer to support the technical staff to assist in the upgrades of the A-7 Corsair and the F-4 Phantom cockpits. Currently there is a staff of two museum persons dedicated to upgrading and solving the technical issues. Ideally this person should be familiar with simulation technology and computer programming.
If you have an interest to join the simulator team, please email Mr. Daniel Dickey at dan.dickey@paxmuseum.org or phone at this cell 301-247-9789

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