The Candler Field Museum is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in 2005 to showcase the history, artifacts, and memorabilia from the 1920’s and 1930’s of the original Atlanta airport, Candler Field. Today, the Candler Field Museum hosts a variety of aviation-related events annually and is typically open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Candler Field Museum’s Youth Aviation Program (YAP) was founded in 2013 by the Candler Field Museum’s Board of Directors. Through the YAP, youth interested in beginning a career in aviation have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in restoring and maintaining aircraft. Those interested have the opportunity to earn flying time, allowing them to learn how to pilot an airplane through the Candler Field Flying Club.
The purpose of the Candler Field Flying Club is to offer affordable flight instruction to Candler Field Museum members, their families, and friends. Emphasis is placed upon young people and teaching the basics of flying to include both ground instruction and flight instruction.