National Flight Academy Offering 10 Panhandle Area Counties a Local Student Rate on Select Deployments this Summer

By Riannon

March 28, 2018 –Pensacola, Fl—Thanks to the generosity a private donor, many area middle and high school-aged students will have the opportunity to attend a six-day AMBITION Deployment at the National Flight Academy (NFA) for a significant discount this summer. The NFA, an aviation-based educational program designed to be fully and intensively immersive, is offering a locals’ rate of $750 for the six-day deployment.

The promotional rate is valid for the following dates only: June 10-15, July 8-13, and July 29-August 3, 2018. 

The NFA’s AMBITION Deployment program normally costs $1250. With the promotional rate, local area families can receive a 40 percent discount. Students living in the following Florida counties are eligible for the discount: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Holmes and Washington. Likewise, the following Alabama counties are eligible for the discount: Escambia, Baldwin and Mobile.

Attendees, or “AMBITION Experimental Pilots” (AXPs), live aboard AMBITION; a state-of-the-art program housed onboard a 102,000-square-foot virtual aircraft carrier featuring 42 network aircraft simulators. The aviation-based adventure weaves STEM learning objectives with important 21st century skills including critical thinking, problem solving, leadership development and effective communication.

AXPs plan missions with ultramodern and advanced technology as well as learn to fly in networked aircraft and receive mission briefings in six fully electronic ready rooms. Additionally, they experience different areas aboard the virtual carrier, including dining on the Mess Deck, sleeping in Berthing Spaces and working in the Joint Intelligence Center, Joint Operations Center and Hangar Bay.

Limited seating is available on the select summer deployments, and seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. The local promotional rate cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

To receive the local rate for June 10-15, 2018 deployment – apply code LOCAL1803 at checkout. To receive the local rate for July 8-13, 2018 deployment – apply code LOCAL1807 at checkout. To receive the local rate for July 29-August 3, 2018 deployment – apply code LOCAL1810 at checkout. 

For registration information and a complete breakdown of 2018 National Flight Academy programs, please contact the registration coordinator at (850) 308-8948 or visit

About the National Flight Academy

The National Flight Academy, located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida, is designed to address the serious concerns of declining Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills and standards in our country. The Academy’s mission is to inspire students who subsequently return to their parent schools and seek out the more challenging courses in Science, Technology, and Math.Engineering

The NFA is a self-supporting, tuition-based educational program. We welcome support from individuals, corporations and foundations for both our scholarship program and general operation funds. The National Flight Academy, a program of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation Inc., is authorized but not endorsed or funded by the U.S. Navy or U.S. Government.

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Please contact Riannon Boven, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, via email at for more information.

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