Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Alabama Chapter aims high with STEM

Through the Civil Air Patrol's Aerospace Connections in Education Program, the AFA Montgomery Chapter helped sponsor an essay contest that aims to expand students' knowledge in Alabama history. Fourth-grade students participated in the annual Alabama Aerospace Heritage essay contest, competing to win flights in CAP's Cessna airplanes with CAP Alabama Wing pilot, Lt. Col. Sam Snead.

These flights were especially relevant as both schools' students had just returned from the May 20th AFA/CAP annual Aerospace Exploration Day at Maxwell Air Force Base where they experienced career exploration tours of the control tower and airplanes managed by the U.S. Air Force. Students also learned about the historic aspects of Maxwell (including how it was the first flight school in the country opened by the Wright brothers).

Read more about the excursion in the Montgomery Advertiser!

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