Mission Statement

The Tom Wathen Center uses the fascination of flight to inspire the love of learning for successful careers and satisfying lives.  We include all people — especially youth, veterans, and the disadvantaged and challenged.  At our historic Flabob Airport, there is excitement in working with the head, hand, and heart side by side with pilots, craftsmen, and innovators in an authentic workplace.  We preserve and disseminate the history of aviation, and encourage and nourish the designers, builders, and innovators of tomorrow.


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.


Contact us:

The Tom Wathen Center @ Historic Flabob Airport

4130 Mennes Ave., #24, Riverside, CA 92509

Phone: (951) 683-2309

Fax: (951) 684-2309

Email: nina@tomwathencenter.org

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