Welcome to The Tom Wathen Center @ Historic Flabob Airport

The Tom Wathen Center

Flabob Airport is the home of the Tom Wathen Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to education through aviation. Founder Tom Wathen believes that aviation is a powerful stimulus to learning, especially the vital STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.      


To be an Aviator is the true volunteer experience. Think and breathe the world of flying with others of like thought. Join us in field trips, docent opportunities, speakers, fundraising, and more. This program includes volunteer opportunities that open the door to our pilot training program. The Aviators is for 14 years and up with the ability to grow into adult leadership roles.

Current Newsletter

JAN BUTTERMORE NAMED WATHEN CENTER’S 2013 “VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR” - Tom and Carol Wathen presented this year’s Volunteer of the Year Award to Jan Buttermore at the Wathen Center’s annual Volunteer Luncheon. Jan has been an active volunteer instructing classes for our Air Academy programs. He has guided and trained the kids who

Core Funding Capital Campaign

This three-year campaign has been designed to fund the core programs that are centered on the airport campus. Funding for each program can be given in one year donations or in full for a 3 year donation. Each program will have recognition and naming opportunities for 3 year donors.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy - The Tom Wathen Center admits students and youth of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the Tom Wathen Center. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and all other programs offered by it.