Students Visit Aviation Museum Today for Aviation Career Day
It’s Aviation Career Day at the Virginia Aviation Museum and as Charles Fishburne reports, hundreds of students will get a taste of what might be in their future in this Science Matters report.
This is the 25th annual Rotary Aviation Career Day, and although it’s too late to make plans now, it's a good time for other school systems to see what they're missing.
Boehme: We have six flight simulators which are a lot of fun for the kids to get into and fly; one of them's a full-motion, so they can fly upside-down and everything.
Mike Boehme, Executive Director of the Virginia Aviation Museum, says that’s just the beginning; there are federal, state and educational exhibitors and a NASA engineer.
Boehme: He's one of the best motivational speakers I've ever heard.
But with major airlines floundering in a tight economy and NASA shutting down its manned space flights, is there a future in aviation?
He says aviation is expanding all over the globe, and for students looking for a future, they just might get a hint today at the Virginia Aviation Museum.
Boehme: It's a great day for kids who normally wouldn't have an opportunity to get close to aviation.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News