Why aviation? Why Vancouver? What is this place? At Pearson Field Education Center you can travel back in time, or be propelled into the future. Enter the hangar doors and discover the rich aviation history that has been anchored here for over 100 years – a history resplendent with tales of outside loops, open cockpits, barnstormers, silk scarves, goggles, and aviation firsts. Or move into the present and discover the thrill of piloting an F-18 on a flight simulator and understanding the principles of flight. Planes hang from the ceiling and planes cover the floor, each with a story to tell. Looking to the past prepares us for the future. Come touch adventures and stories of yesterday, and feel the call and pull of tomorrow.
– Leonardo da Vinci
Through aviation, we inspire youth to pursue education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, while instilling an appreciation for the people, events, and innovations of historic Pearson Field.