Inspiration One

Ronald M. Auen Learning Center First Flight Experience

Who can participate?

Local youth 12 to 17 years of age with a serious interest in becoming a pilot or to be in a program on a flight track.


Five individuals will be selected in the active program months. There is a high demand to participate in the program and space is limited.

The Experience

  • Each aspiring pilot will receive an introduction to the Palm Springs Air Museum and receive a First Flight shirt and flight log.
  • Next, participants will be introduced to the Cessna 182 Skylane, Inspiration One and the pilot.
  • Then they will board, taxi and take-off for an approximate 30 minute flight next to the pilot.
  • After landing, participants will receive a certificate commemorating their flight.



  • Must have a parent or guardian permission forms and limit loss form completed.
  • Passengers who cannot board the aircraft without assistance will not fly.
  • You must be capable of climbing and descending the equivalent of a standard ladder.
  • The physical restrictions for all planes (other than the C-47) are: 6’5″, and 250 lbs. or smaller
  • All passengers are required to complete a Participant Release.
  • For safety, all passengers must wear closed-toe shoes. No sandals or flip-flops will be allowed. Long pants are recommended.
  • Large backpacks, shoulder bags, duffel bags, tripods or other bulky items are NOT permitted on the aircraft.
  • No animals are permitted on the aircraft.
  • Participation in the program allow the Palm Springs Air Museum permission to use likeness in educational, communication and marketing materials.
  • NO Firearms, Pepper or Chemical Sprays, Stun Devices or weapons of any kind are permitted on the aircraft.
  • Passengers must be 12 years of age or older. Minors who fly (age 12-17) must have their parent or guardian complete a Participant Release for Minors. The parent or guardian must be present for the flight.
  • No smoking and no vaping devices are allowed on any of our aircraft.
  • No portable oxygen assistance devices are permitted.
  • Flights may be canceled due to weather, mechanical, or crew availability.

If you have questions or concerns, please email
[email protected]

Thank You To Our Partners

Atlantic Aviation
Air and Space Forces Association