A visitor flies the Gleim Ultimate Cockpit housed at the Cade Museum for the Learning to Fly exhibit through July 7, 2019.

Gleim Aviation has helped people pass millions of FAA tests and learn to fly. When we heard a local museum was featuring a Learning to Fly exhibit this summer, we had to participate! The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention in Gainesville, Florida is a perfect spot for kids, teens, and adults to explore and take a field trip. The Learning to Fly Exhibit is open now through Sunday, July 7.

Museum visitors can experience the magic of flight in the Gleim Virtual Cockpit™, located in the center of the museum rotunda, with a little guidance from a staff member. In addition to the flight simulator, there will be more than 20 other educational displays and activities featuring aviation.

The Cade Museum’s rotunda hosts a wind tunnel, a flying car, and posters describing early aviators and the forces of flight.

We are also participating in the Cade’s Inventor Series, where living inventors are invited to teach about creative problem solving and discuss putting new ideas into use. Paul Duty, Gleim’s Chief Instructor and Aviation Product Manager, will be the featured inventor on July 6, 2019, discussing the Gleim Virtual Cockpit and our X-Plane Flight Training Course. These are critical training tools to help fill the pipeline, creating more pilots to fill the tremendous worldwide demands for new aviation professionals.

“I’m excited to be a part of this partnership with the Cade Museum,” Duty says. “I love sharing my passion for aviation and fight simulation with everyone while inspiring others to pursue their dreams – especially in aviation. The museum does a great job of inspiring inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries by showing how quickly aviation has developed over the past century. I hope to create that kind of confidence that others can do this too.” Come join Paul and the Cade Museum staff on July 6 from 11am-4pm!

The Cade Museum is affiliated with the Cade family and Dr. Robert Cade, the inventor of Gatorade. The museum features an exhibit with Dr. Cade’s original lab where he created Gatorade in the hospital basement. It also illustrates many of the challenges of inventing something new and the evolution of the drink.

More about the Learning to Fly Exhibit from the Cade Museum:

Welcome to the thrilling world of flight!

Through fascinating new exhibits and experiments in our main Rotunda, plus aviation-themed activities and programs in our Fab Lab and Creativity Lab, you’ll learn the incredible science and inventions behind flight.

See how technology has advanced aviation over the last century, and learn what the future may hold for air and space travel. Meet inventors in aviation each Saturday, and learn how their big ideas are taking flight.

Visit the Cade Museum before July 7th to catch the Learning to Fly Exhibit this summer in Gainesville, FL

Does your local museum have a STEM lab, aviation exhibit, or hands-on learning space? Museums around the country are adding flight simulation and resources to help others learn to fly. If your local museum has a good spot for a flight simulator or could use our Learn to Fly booklets, reach out to our Aviation Training Consultants online or call us at 800.874.5346, ext. 471. We would love to hear from you!

Written by Callie Wilkes, Gleim Aviation Marketing & STEM Coordinator