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Naval Air Station Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The National Flight Academy

 
 
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 27, 2017
1. The National Flight Academy Marker
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“A dramatic multi-day immersive experience in the Magic of Flight”
The National Flight Academy is a series of immersive aviation-inspired learning programs using serious games to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The NFA changes the education equation and increases our national competitive posture.”

National Flight Academy's virtual aircraft carrier
Ambition (CVT-11)
Ambition is a 102,000 sq. ft. four-story christened in May 2011 as a simulated training aircraft carrier (CVT-11). Ambition is the capstone experience of its parent organization, The National Flight Academy.

The National Flight Academy takes a revolutionary hands-on approach to teaching the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) while reaching beyond the ordinary academic experience to inspire students. Creating an immersive, serious game environment through intense role-playing gives future leaders sense of accomplishment while learning critical skills they will able to apply throughout their lives.

The Ambition
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is designed to host a year-round schedule of multi-day in residence courses for middle school and high school students and beyond. Each deck of Ambition is designed to replicate a modern aircraft carrier. The first deck finds the ships ceremonial quarterdeck, donor recognition visitor center, galley, mess decks, administrative spaces and the flight simulator hangar bays. The second deck is dedicated to themed learning spaces and contains 18 Simulation and Immersion Centers. The third and fourth decks are devoted to 44 six-person staterooms, student lounges, and activity rooms.

Fast paced missions challenge the students to apply STEM skills to a wide range of topics, enhancing the students’ education while ultimately enriching their understanding of those principles, inspiring them to pursue further STEM studies and careers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducation.
 
Location. 30° 21.015′ N, 87° 18.174′ W. Marker is in Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. Blue Angels Pkwy. and Radford Blvd., on the left when traveling east. Located at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola FL 32508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
The National Flight Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 27, 2017
2. The National Flight Academy Marker
within walking distance of this marker. The Cradle of Naval Aviation (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Essex (CV-9) Anchor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Antietam (CV-36) Anchor (about 600 feet away); Pensacola’s First Lighthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Pelicans In Paradise (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pensacola Lighthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Resisting Land-based Assaults (approx. half a mile away); Spain to Pensacola (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Naval Air Station Pensacola.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Flight Academy. (Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. National Naval Aviation Museum. (Submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 27, 2017
3. The National Flight Academy & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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