So, last week the kiddos got to go up in a small plane. That was an opportunity that was given to them by a friend after I asked him about helping with the Aviation Merit Badge. Taking a flight is just a small portion of the badge. Mike,Certificated Pilot, spent a few days (5 + hours total), teaching the rest of the badge. Here are a few various shots from the week. (They are all mixed up because I had to snag them from a friends FB page!).
Sam sitting in the pilot's seat of a Leer Jet
A teaching piston engine.
Riley doing a pre-flight check off
Mike sharing the different types of engines
Learning the maps
Samantha checking out one of the meters
Checking out the planes
flying their wooden planes in the parking lot
really cool wooden propellers
Riley as a pilot?
Not sure what plane this was - I got there late...
Riley in the pilot seat of a Leer Jet
More pre-flight check
More plane tossing
Thank you PTC for allowing the scouts in.