Registration is now open for the annual Summer STEM Aviation Classes for kids from Monday August 19 to Friday August 23 from 8:30 am – 12 pm at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville, NY. Classes are in conjunction with Schenectady County Community College and the Empire State Aerosciences Museum.
Students’ ages 8 – 10 will be offered “Becoming a Young Aviator”; students from 11-12 years old will be offered “Tween Aviators” and those students 14-17 years old will be offered “Aviation for Teens – Aviation Engineers in Training”. All classes will be hands-on with students learning about the history of aviation, the forces of flight, how airplanes fly (thrust, lift, drag and flight control), use a flight simulator and have an opportunity to interact with guest speakers such as a Naval Aviator, a member of the Civil Air Patrol and others. The older students will plan a “flight mission” alongside mentors. All students will have an opportunity to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 602 to become Junior EAA members, which includes a half hour flight. For more information, please call (518) 377-2191.