The Learning Jet, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

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$250,000 Goal

The Learning Jet

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 process. 

FedEx has generously donated a Boeing 727-200 to create a classroom for K-12 students and community organizations.  After 20 years of service with FedEx, the jet landed permanently at the St. Paul’s Downtown Holman field on July 31st, 2013.  The Learning Jet has completed all renovations; the interior has been turned from a dark, grey-green, cargo hold into an amazing bright, light, modern classroom.  It is truly “jaw dropping” to walk into this classroom.  This unique learning environment gives students the opportunity to walk up to a large aircraft and touch the landing gear, stick their head up into the wheel well, sit in the captain’s seat, move the throttles, trim the stabilizer, read the altimeter and heading indicator, and so much more! This unique learning environment is a “one of a kind” in the U.S. so every step in the process of converting this aircraft into a classroom has been an adventure!  A group of dedicated volunteers were truly “heaven sent” and have come together to donate countless hours of time and energy to make this vision a reality.

The Learning Jet curriculum is built around the concept of developing a students’ proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The curriculum incorporates STEM throughout a multi-modal transportation theme:  aerospace, railway, waterways, bike/pedestrian, highway, freight.  This is a reflection of today’s transportation system that generally relies on multi-modal transportation to move people and goods.  This curriculum will make students of The Learning Jet aware of this system and connect STEM concepts to real-world applications in multi-modal transportation especially in aviation.

The curriculum is designed to enhance student’s capabilities as problem solvers and team players through hands-on learning.  Creating an interest and awareness in STEM through a hands-on learning experience will hopefully give students the inspiration and confidence to consider a career in a STEM field especially in aviation.  Career information for the various transportation modes will be included in the curriculum to encourage students in these fields.

A field trip to the Learning Jet would offer students:

-  STEM education – Our programs include science, technology, engineering, and mathematics standards so that students of all ages can learn necessary skills needed later in life.

-  Exposure to hands-on activities – Students learn differently and hands-on experiences make learning fun.

A newly created adventure with The Learning Jet, in partnership with Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, the Metropolitan Airport Commission, Saint Paul Fire Department, Life Link, MART, Minnesota State Patrol, and EAA are proud to announce a First Responder Camp. the First Responder Camp is designed to offer participants experiential, hands-on exposure to a variety of First Responder careers. Participants will receive first aid training, a water experience, and (weather permitting) an in-air experience on the final day of camp.

Our next step is to fit The Learning Jet classroom with simulators loaded with software to enhance the multi-modal experience.  Your donation will make this possible for all students in Minnesota - It's all about the Kids!

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The Learning Jet, Inc.

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Education Science, Tech & Business Children & Family


770A Bayfield Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107