Learn Build Fly
for Community Education
Learn Build Fly is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of dedicated volunteers providing aviation, STEM, and leadership education to youth and families. From weekly aircraft building projects to aviation ground school to engineering and skilled trades courses, anyone with a passion for learning will find a fun, open environment at LBF. Participation is free.
Marli, age 15
"Learn Build Fly equipped me with hands-on knowledge and experience, and the confidence to back it up. I'm incredibly thankful for everything I've learned and I'm eager to keep learning as much as I can."
Isaac, age 17
"When I first came to Learn Build Fly, I just hoped to find help with a project - instead I found mentors and training in trade skills that enabled me to start my own Small Engine Repair Business at 16 years old."
Lidia, age 18
"Learning to fly has been an incredible journey for me. I came in without a lot of knowledge, just an interest, and took that to a whole new level - literally, the sky is no longer the limit - and I'm really excited for the future."
Dreams Start Here.
We live in interesting times, we are able to dream and pursue things that a generation ago was only a dream. These dreams can start with an evening at Learn Build Fly. We speak aviation and engineering.
Join us on Tuesday, the best night of the week and challenge yourself.
Hope to see you there.
- Dave Conrad, Founder and President
What Sets Us Apart
Education, leadership development, STEM, and aviation: Learn Build Fly uniquely combines all of these components in order to help youth and adults improve their own lives and the overall vitality of our community.
Computer Aided Design
CAD programs turn an idea into a 3D model, which can then come to life via our 3D printers or laser. We've developed parts for other projects, printed ornaments and awards, and produced pieces for our rib making jig.
CNC (computer numerical control) machines play an important role in the manufacturing industry. CNC machines provide a level of efficiency, accuracy and consistency that would be impossible to achieve through a manual process - meaning parts can be made faster, cheaper, and with more accuracy.
Welding is an essential component of many industries such as the automotive industry, the construction industry, the aviation industry, and more. Without this form of metal work, so many things, including many buildings, gates, and fences, small kitchen appliances, vehicles - and even space travel - would not exist.
Electrical and electronic engineers work at the forefront of practical technology, improving the devices and systems we use every day.
Join Us at Build Night
Visitors are Welcome, Participation is Free!
Tuesdays at 7pm
at the Learn Build Fly Education Center
620 Woods Pl, Wausau, WI 54403
Located at the Wausau Downtown Airport
Look for the flag at the walk-through gate.
Get In Touch
Send us a note.