Come join us this summer! Have some fun and learn a lot about the science, technology, engineering, and math in the flight test and aerospace in our very own Antelope Valley at BLACKBIRD AIRPARK MUSEUM’S JUNIOR TEST PILOT PROGRAM. (See flyer here)
WHEN June 11th-July 19th Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. WHERE Blackbird Air Park 2503 E. Ave P. Palmdale, CA 93550
The This is a free program developed by the Flight Test Historical Foundation and funded with generous support from our sponsors in the local community. The Junior Test Pilot Summer Program will run in two week sessions beginning on the 11th of June. Please register to reserve your child’s space by calling (661) 277-8050 Tues. – Thurs. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. The learning activities are designed for elementary-aged children, but all ages are welcome! Children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult. Guest speakers change daily. Children earn stickers for successfully completing their learning “Missions” (all activities), and at the end of the two week session, any child earning all stickers will be given a summer program mission patch. Children are encouraged to attend each day of the two-week program; However, it is not required and if a mission (a program day) is missed and there is room in a subsequent week, they can drop in to complete the mission on that day.
Schedule of Events:
Monday: June 11, 25, Jul 9, 23 - Basics of Flight
Monday: June 18, July 2, 16, 30 - Stealth
Tuesday: June 12, 26, July 10, 24 - Altitude
Tuesday: June 19, July 3, 17, 31 - MACH Speed
Wednesday: June 13, 27, July 11, 25 - Payload (Space Shuttle, Weight, fuel, etc..)
Wednesday: June 20, (Closed July 4th) 18, August 1 - Maneuverability
Thursday: June 14, 28, July 12, 26 - Reconnaissance
Thursday: June 21, July 5, 19, August 2 - Jet Engines
DAILY PROGRAM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
8:30: Park open
9:00: ½ hour educational tours of the Airpark and Joe Davies
9:30: Mission Time (scavenger hunt)
10:00-11:00: Daily “Mission” in STEM subjects
11:00: Guest speakers from local aerospace companies
12:00: Free time.
12:30: Park closes.
DAILY THEMES Mon.: Flight Tues.: Stealth Wed: Altitude Thurs.: MACH Speed Mon.: Payload Tues.: Maneuverability Wed.: Reconnaissance Thurs.: Jet Engines
SPONSORS: Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman The Flight Test Historical Foundation Griffis Electric The City of Palmdale Palmdale School District The Palmdale Aero Academy
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