Anyway, to celebrate the day, we went on a tour of the airport in Poteau, OK. It is a small airport but that is the beauty of it. The man pretty much let us have a run of the whole place. We got to go on the runway, see the airplanes up and personal and check out the hangars. It was a real treat.
|This is a single seat "kit" plane. From left to right, my son Brandon, our friend Conner, and my son Ronny.|
|This plane was made in 1979. It can fly for about 4 hours before it needs to refuel. It cruises at about 150 m.p.h.|
One the drive back home over the mountain, my husband quizzed the children on what they had learned. They went over the purpose of the wings and how they work; control services on how planes turn and go up and down; and learned about how they can tell how fast a plane goes by using a "pito" tube.
What kinds of field trips do you make with your homeschool or family? We would love to hear!
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