For children and adults, flight science is absolutely fascinating. Flying toys are an excellent way to have fun and foster an interest in flight science, flying, and aircraft. A learning toy can be as simple as a paper airplane and sophisticated as an infrared remote controlled helicopter with stabilizing gyroscope. Kites, rockets, and boomerangs all illustrate flight science and can provide hours of entertainment. Young scientists can use their maker skills and perform experiments with science kits that focus on flight science.   Take off with one of these fun and educational flying toys!

Flying Toys To Teach The Science Of Flight

Syma S107/S107G 3 Channel RC Heli with Gyro
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The Magic School Bus: Soaring into Flight
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1. Syma S107/S107G 3 Channel RC Heli with Gyro

Syma S107/S107G 3 Channel RC Heli with Gyro - flying toys

The Syma S107/S107G 3 Channel RC Heli with Gyro in an inexpensive, easy to fly remote controlled helicopter that is perfect for beginners. It has a metal body, making it fairly durable in case of a rough landing. There is no assembly, so your child can start flying and learning right away. The battery life is excellent for a remote helicopter and controlling the flight of the helicopter is manageable too. Great toy at a great price.

2. RC Helicopter Quad Copter by KiiToys®

RC Helicopter Quad Copter by KiiToys® - flying toys

The RC Helicopter Quad Copter by KiiToys® is a cool little drone suitable for flying indoors or outdoors. It’s simple to fly, but more advanced users can do neat tricks. It’s pretty durable for the price and comes in several colors. You will have to read the instructions to get the right starting sequence, but after that, flying them is easy. You’ll have a lot of fun even without figuring out all of the tricks. These flying machines fly SO high too! No matter how much they crash, but they should keep running strong.

3. Top Race® Robotic UFO 3 Channel RC Helicopter Flying Ball

Top Race® Robotic UFO 3 Channel Rc Remote Control Helicopter Flying Ball - flying toys

A durable and easy to fly RC flying toy for indoor use, the Top Race® Robotic UFO 3 Channel RC Helicopter Flying Ball has blades enclosed in a ball, so they don’t hit the wall or the ground. It’s ready to fly right out of the box, and a single charge provides up to 12 minutes of flying time. It’s a great RC toy for beginners. This guy is more tolerant of pilot error and will usually right itself even if you do manage to crash it so you can just take off again. It’s also cited as one of the most stable of flying toys around.

4. Fold N Fly Paper Airplanes Kit

Fold N Fly Paper Airplanes Kit - flying toys

Combine creativity and flight science with the Fold N Fly Paper Airplanes Kit. Kids follow instructions to build a fleet of paper airplanes and then decorate them with the included stickers. Paper airplanes are a fun and simple way to introduce and discuss the science of flight. Some of the designs are a little too tricky for younger kids,  but they are just about the right level for 10-year-olds. The paper it comes with is heavy duty enough to withstand lots of flying time. Each plane made flies great and are durable for hours of fun.

5. The Magic School Bus: Soaring into Flight

The Magic School Bus: Soaring into Flight - flying toys

The Magic School Bus: Soaring into Flight science kit includes everything needed (except a few household items) to perform fun and exciting flight science experiments including building a balloon-jet, flying a glider, lift off rockets, and more. A fun way to teach flight science! Some experiments are simple. They are simple because they use everyday things to demonstrate scientific concepts. I think this simplicity is a genius. It elevates the ordinary to the level of scientific investigation. What will happen if you drink the juice out of a juice box and keep sucking in on the straw? What’s the hypothesis? Results? Conclusions? One minute we were just drinking juice, and now we are talking about air pressure, a topic pertinent to the science behind flight.

6. Kites for Kids – The Fighter Jet Kite

Kites for Kids - The Fighter Jet Kite - flying toys

The Fighter Jet Kite is super easy to assemble and break down and is a perfect kite for kids to fly. It looks cool and includes everything you need to start flying—just add wind! It’s a single line kite and comes with its own carry bag. It comes in an awesome red white and blue color with sturdy material which will survive toddler and other small hands!

7. 4M Water Rocket Kit

4M Water Rocket Kit - flying toys

Build a water and air pressure powered rocket with the 4M Water Rocket Kit. This science kit encourages maker skills and following directions, in addition to teaching scientific principles. The finished water rocket flies over 30 feet and is a fun and educational project. Kids might have so much fun “playing” with this they’ll forget they’re supposed to be doing homework. Would recommend this product both for fun and for educational purposes.

8. Kid Galaxy Backyard Flyer Classic Race Ace

Kid Galaxy Backyard Flyer Classic Race Ace - flying toys

The Kid Galaxy Backyard Flyer Classic Race Ace is a fun and easy to use flying toy. There’s no assembly necessary; just put the plane in the launcher/charging unit for 10 seconds, and then let it fly. With a little bit of assistance from the wind, this plane flies far! It charges quickly and flies for at least one minute. It flies in a circular pattern high in the air before making a perfect landing. It does require a bit of room to fly, however, despite being quite rugged.

9. Room A Rang, Soft Indoor Boomerang

Room A Rang, Soft Indoor Boomerang - flying toys

The Room A Rang, Soft Indoor Boomerang safe for indoor use and won’t damage walls or furniture. It’s small soft design also makes it a great boomerang for younger children. Throw it, catch it when it comes back, and then discuss how and why it works. Can something this soft and safe be fun and accurate? Yes. A true winner. It even teaches inquisitive minds about angles and aerodynamics. Brilliant!


These cool flying toys are a fantastic way to teach kids about flight science in a fun and exciting way. Do you and your kids have a favorite flying toy? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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