The Society is posting this request for volunteers on behalf of the Flight Test Historical Foundation:
We are thrilled to be able to offer our Junior Test Pilot Summer Program at Blackbird Airpark IN PERSON this summer! Below is a brief synopsis of the program and the concepts the students cover each session. We take any volunteer speakers from the aerospace industry, as I try to balance all aspects of career opportunities in the industry. However, having our test pilots come out is always a thrill for our kids.
Audience: The program is intended for 3rd-6th grade, but we often have a range of kids -- but mostly 3rd-6th.
Daily themes cover: Flight, Edwards Dry Lake Bed, Stealth, Altitude, MACH Speed, Payload, Engines, Maneuverability, and Reconnaissance
More information here: https://www.afftcmuseum.org/jtps-summer-program
We like to have speakers from across all career paths in the AV's aerospace industry every day if possible. The times are flexible between 11:00 and finish by Noon.
The program is running in-person Monday-Thursday June 21st-July 29th.
There are speaking opportunities via Zoom every week running from June 28th - July 29th. (These can be scheduled very flexibly based on the person's availability!)
Speakers can conduct a presentation, do a hands-on activity, or simply talk about their careers. We like to ask what they wanted to be when they grew up, when they became interested in aerospace or aviation, and what they needed to do education-wise to become what they are today. I also like to ask what the hardest subjects were in school, and what they needed to do to overcome any challenges they may have had on their journey.
SINCERELY and GRATEFULLY,
Lisa Sheldon Brown
Director of Education and Community Outreach
Flight Test Museum Foundation