Becoming a Young Aviator (8 -12yr olds)
Time & Location
Students, ages 8-12 years, will spend the week at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, learning about aviation and what real pilots do on the ground and in the air. Students in this hands-on class will learn about the history of aviation and aircraft design, the forces of flight – how airplanes fly (thrust, lift, drag and flight control), use a flight simulator, make and launch stick rockets and have an opportunity to interact with guest speakers such as a Naval Aviator. Students will also have a guided tour of the museum’s incredible exhibits and airpark, which features more than 20 historic military aircraft. Students will be able to get into the cockpits of some of these legendary fighter and attack aircraft. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 602 to become Junior EAA members, which includes a half-hour flight. In case of weather issues, Saturday, August 25 will be an alternate flight day. This course will be taught by the Empire State Aerosciences Museum.