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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Partnership

The Flight School series examines historical, scientific, and technological aspects of aviation and its impact on exploration, communication, commerce, and national defense. Each program integrates science, technology, engineering, physics, math, and other fields of study. Students meet pilots, engineers and astronauts; and are introduced to museum curators and cool artifacts, as a team of educators identify scientific principles that make controlled, heavier-than-air flight possible.


The Flight School website is made possible with the generous contribution of time, expertise, and historical footage supplied by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Dane Penland, Ken Hyde and Paul Glenshaw. Funding was provided by a grant from The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association.