About Us

Our Mission

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.

Our roots include two decades of work by the Pearson Field Historical Society, Fort Vancouver National Trust (a 501c3 nonprofit since 1998) and their supporters. In 2014, PFEC was the recipient of the Washington Aviation Association Northwest Spirit Award. PFEC builds on 112 years of rich aviation and cultural history at Pearson Field and the surrounding Historic Reserve. Pearson Field is the oldest continuously operating airfield in the Pacific NW and one of the two oldest continuously operating airfields in the United States.

What We Offer

  • Open Saturday
  • Educational Outreach
  • School Tours
  • Aviation Explorers
  • Camps
  • Birthday Parties
  • Open Cockpit Day
  • Aviation Education & Career Resource Fair
  • Halloween Hangar
  • Let’s Take Flight! Fundraiser

 

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VOLUNTEERS

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.

– Leonardo da Vinci

Mission

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.

Vision

  • We envision PFEC as a nationally recognized model for experiential STEM based K-12 education, uniquely combined with the appreciation and inspiration provided by integrating the rich history of Pearson Field and the people and events that came before us.
  • We envision PFEC and historic Pearson Field as the entry point to a thriving STEM/aviation cluster within a 100-mile radius of the oldest continuously operating airfield in the Pacific Northwest and one of the two oldest continuously operating airfields in the country. This includes locally available access to education at all levels, a healthy and growing family of STEM/aviation related businesses and the jobs they offer.

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