Becoming a Young Aviator for Teens(13-16yr olds)
Time & Location
Students, ages 13-16 years, will spend the week at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, learning about aviation, what real pilots do, and careers in aviation. Students in this hands-on class will team up into groups to plan their “flight mission” alongside mentors while learning to read aviator maps, understand the forces of flight – how airplanes fly (thrust, lift, drag and flight control) and present their missions at their graduation celebration. This course will include guest speakers such as a Naval Aviator, a Civil Air Patrol Cadet and others. Students will have a guided tour of the museum’s incredible exhibits and airpark, which features more than 20 historic military 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.