Since June of 2015, TriStar Experience Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education has provided programs to youth groups such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, utilizing our flightworthy MD-83 aircraft located at KC Downtown Airport. Our mission is to inspire people, particularly kids, to engage with STEM curricula using aviation as an impressive example of how technology shapes our modern world. We tailor our programs to feature as much hands-on direct interaction with real aircraft as possible.
In July of 2017, TriStar Experience will relocate our namesake aircraft, a massive Lockheed L-1011 TriStar to Kansas City International Airport. Once there, the TriStar team will turn this gigantic airliner into a self-contained "Aviation Educational Platform" which we hope will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to discover the power of STEM.
It is our objective to become the premier STEM and aviation education non-profit in the Kansas City region. Although offerings will expand over time, our initial school programs focus on 4-5th grades and 6-8th grade ranges.
Converting this great potential into reality takes the contribution of numerous corporate sponsors, donors, and individual volunteers - both in and out of the aviation industry. If you are interested in contributing to the mission, please check back frequently for updates, send us an email, or checkout our social media pages.