A History of Achievement
The National Naval Aviation Museum and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation share a long and proud history. Throughout it all, a vision has endured—that the proud history and traditions of Naval Aviation can be preserved for each new generation, and that the honorable men and women who have served our country can continue to offer their strength, zeal and experience to the community.
The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation raises the funds necessary for Museum expansion; aircraft preservation, conservation and maintenance; and development of new exhibits, as well as providing support of day to day functions, including custodial services, marketing, operation of the Museum’s various attractions (such as our Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater, flight simulators, Blue Angels 4D Experience and Fight Deck gift shop), and the production of major events at the Museum.
Further, the Foundation has developed a cutting-edge aviation-themed learning experience, the National Flight Academy (NFA). Aboard the NFA’s simulated aircraft carrier, Ambition, 7-12th graders work as a team to plan and carry out exciting missions using advanced technology and flight simulators that ignite imagination and encourage learning. It is an experience like no other.