Welcome to MN Association of Women in Aviation
We are a Non-profit organization dedicated to making projects successful that inspire students to choose Science, Technology, Engineering, Aerospace, and Mathematics careers (STEM) or as we like to call it, STEAM.
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The Learning Jet is about kids, the community, and the “WOW” factor.
Getting our youth and people in the community excited about learning; more
specifically, learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
(STEM). Starting with a “WOW” is the best way to engage in the learning
For Curriculum information visit the Education/Stem webpage.
For information click here for The Learning Jet informational brochure pdf
To schedule a Field Trip, or for inquiries contact: LearningJetReservations@gmail.com
Thank you to Signature Flight Support
for their generous donation. “Thank you very much! We are so appreciative of all Signature Flight Support has done for us!” said Darlene Dahlseide, President and Chairman of the Board of the Learning Jet. Receiving the check from Kyle Schmalz are Darlene Dahlseide, and Steve Hurvitz, Vice President and Project Director.
December 18, 2017 – Union Advocate
Learning Jet classroom gets lift from Trades apprentices, volunteers ….
The Learning Jet has been wowing kids since the cargo plane-turned-classroom opened at St. Paul’s Downtown Airport two years ago.
The facility’s portable restrooms, on the other hand, have drawn a much different reaction.
That will change when the Learning Jet’s expanded space opens next spring, thanks in part to volunteers and apprentices from area Building Trades unions. They are renovating a nearby airplane hangar with a kitchenette, classroom space and, yes, indoor plumbing.
November 2, 2017 – Star Tribune
While the big jet makes for an impressive laboratory, its parking spot on a sometimes-icy patch of tarmac, with only one nearby port-a-potty, leaves it less than ideal for wintertime lessons. Over the past year, Hurvitz said, the program has played host to more than 2,500 students from schools across the state. Next year, he said he expects 3,000.
So, about a year ago, officials with several St. Paul-area building trades unions began talking about what they could do to help. The idea of renovating the hangar was born and work began a couple of months ago, part of continuing efforts to use the St. Paul airport as a science and technology education center.
Learn more about our “Learning Jet and Multi-Modal Transportation Curriculum Project”