|Aviation Education Classes for Manchester Juniors & Seniors|
The Aviation Museum of NH is pleased to announce a new, fully accredited, aviation class for Manchester High School juniors and seniors, starting in September of 2012. The class, based on a NASA program called Virtual Skies, will be held and taught at the museum. The classroom has been setup with desks, donated by the FAA in Burlington, MA and outfitted with a “state of the art” projection system called Brightlink.
The curriculum will be developed & written by an instructor, hired by the museum. The instructor will have a wide range of subject matteron which to design the class, from aeronautics, navigation, weather, air traffic management, and communications to airport design.
We recognize that current students are lacking in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), which leaves them ill prepared for college or industry. Our goal is two-fold, 1) to help prepare students for college, and 2) to offer a career based program to enlighten young people about the opportunities in the aviation field.
The task has been exciting and we are moving forward and expect to have an enthusiastic group of students, along with a great instructor. The students don’t all have to turn out to be airline pilots, as airport designers, weather forecasters, maintenance staff, and aviation managers are needed too!
Stay tuned for further updates as the year goes along. It is also in our plans to offer this class as part of a larger distance learning effort. Imagine, students across the state of NH taking classes from our 1937 terminal building, while being in their hometown school!!
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Below is our Winter 2011-2012 newsletter available for you to download and read (in PDF format). Become a NHAHS member and receive this valuable publication automatically!
The Gee Bee Model A Sport Plane (pictured on our logo) was the first plane built by the Granville brothers of Madison, New Hampshire in Boston, Massachusetts. They built nine in Springfield, Massachusetts followed by a series of sportsters (monoplanes) and finally leading to the famous Gee Bee supersportster racers, one of which established a new world land-air speed record. It was flown by James Doolittle. Click here to read more about the Gee Bees.