Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Field Trip!

Hi, everyone!
    This past Friday (Aug. 19th) was National Aviation Day.  It is celebrated in part due to the fact that Orville Wright's birthday is on this day.  Orville was born on August 19, 1871 and of course, we all know that Orville and his brother Wilbur are the ones who invented and built the first successful airplane. 
   To celebrate the day, I arranged for a tour of the Poteau Airport.  We took the 3 boys enrolled at our homeschool (our 2 boys and our best friends' son) and they had a blast. 

Brandon, Ronny, and Conner standing in front of a "kit" plane.  It is a single seater (obviously).

The boys walking up to another plane.  If my husband remembers correctly, this plane was made around 1979.   It has about a 4 hour flying time before it has to refuel.   It cruises at about 150 mph.

This is Ronny looking really hot & tired.  It was over 105 degrees on the tarmac.  They were all real troopers!

This is Conner, Ronny, and Brandon standing in front of a plane that was built in the late 1940's.  It has canvas wings!  This plane is a flyable plane and is operational.  

    On the drive home, Ron (my husband) quizzed the boys on what they had learned.  They went over the purpose of the wings and how they work; control services on how planes turn and go up and down; and learned about how they can tell how fast a plane goes by using a "pito" tube. 

Hope you enjoyed reading about the field trip.  Do you do any kind of field trips to coincide with holidays?

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In Christ,

Loving wife of Ronald and incredibly blessed home educating mother with fantastic children.

"Tough times never last, tough people do." -Robert Schuller

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher


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