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Wing Kidz Adventure Days - Airports

April 19, 2014
11am - 2pm

Wichita was named the Air Capital of the World because of its leadership in the aircraft industry. But, at one time, the Wichita Municipal Airport was the busiest airport in the United States. We'll celebrate that history with fun airport-inspired activities.

Activities:

  • Make an airport ticket
  • Air traffic controller games
  • Make your own airport

No additional cost for Wing Kidz members.



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Girl Scout Night Flight

April 26, 2014
6pm - 8am

Calling all Girl Scout troops! This overnight program is dedicated just for you. You'll learn about the many skills it takes to be a pilot. You'll conduct a preflight inspection, create a flight plan and learn about the four forces of flight and the history of important female pilots in Kansas.

Activities: Pre-flight inspections, flight planning and flight navigation.

The cost is $27 per person and registration is made through the Girl Scout Council. 



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Airplane Engineering - Wing Kidz Club

May 3, 2014
11am - 3pm

Wing Kidz Club members will learn about aircraft engineering by making airplane ribs and mini-airfoils. Plus, it's a special opportunity to get a look inside our restoration center. See how dozens of volunteers work together to bring a junkyard airplane back to life. The activity runs 11-3 with the special tour from 11 to noon.

The Wing Kidz Club is free to join and gives kids access to these additional activities with just the cost of regular admission. Call us at 316-683-9242 for more information or ask about the club when you visit.



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Cub Scouts Combo Event

May 3, 2014
10am - 1pm

This fun-filled program will let Cub Scouts earn both their Science Belt Loop and Bear Aircraft Elective on the same day. If you could not attend the individual sessions, this is great opportunity to get caught up at KAM.

The program runs 10:00 to 1:00 with a lunch break in between sessions.

Cost: $7 per scout and $9 per leader. 

No pre-requirements.

Science Belt Loop Activities: Scouts will make their own airplane while learning about the scientific process, plus get a tour of the museum from an engineering perspective. 


Bear Aircraft Elective: Learn about the four forces of flight, types of aircraft, and what makes helicopters and airplanes so different.



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Engineering Merit Badge

May 10, 2014
10am - 12pm

Want to be an engineer? Scouts can find out how with our Engineering Merit Badge program. The session will include multiple engineering challenges and an opportunity to talk to an engineer.

Cost: $7 per scout and $9 per leader. Includes admission to museum.

Pre-requirements: 1, 2 and 9.



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Senior Thursday: Amelia Earhart's Kansas Legacy

May 15, 2014
10am - 11am

During May's Senior Thursday program, we will take a look at the personal side of Amelia Earhart, considered one of the greatest Kansans.

We will explore her up-bringing in Atchison and which aviation leaders inspired her as a young girl.

Program is free. Regular admission applies to tour museum. 



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Homeschool Overnight Program

May 16, 2014
6pm - 8am

Spend the night at the Kansas Aviation Museum!

This special program includes fun evening activities and a film. Then the students will venture out to the ramp to sleep in a Boeing 727. Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided.

Activities:

  • Four Forces of Flight
  • Foam Plate Gliders
  • Museum tour
  • Education film 

Registration deadline is May 2.

Cost: $27 per person



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Ride To Honor Poker Run

May 17, 2014
9:30am

The McConnell AFB Company Grade Officers Council in partnership with the Folds of Honor Foundation (www.foldsofhonor.org) presents the 2014 Ride to Honor.

Proceeds from the ride will directly support the spouses and children of heroes killed or disabled in service to our country.

For details and early registration visit www.mcconnellcgoc.com.

  • $25 Per Rider
  • $15 per passenger
  • $10 for extra poker card

Includes lunch by Larry Bud’s and chance for door prizes.

Registration at the Kansas Aviation Museum.




Wing Kidz Wild Adventure Days: X Planes

May 24, 2014

Get a special kid-sized tour of the military aircraft on the ramp.

After the tour, kids will color and assemble a large X-plane dodecahedron.

The program will run from 10:30am to noon.  

The Wing Kidz Club is free to join and gives kids access to these additional activities with just the cost of regular admission. Call us at 316-683-9242 for more information or ask about the club when you visit.



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Celebrating Amelia Earhart

June 19, 2014
4pm - 7pm

Come help us celebrate the amazing accomplishments of Amelia Earhart with a brand new exhibit dedicated just to her, Amelia: Woman of Aviation. The museum will be open and free to the public. Refreshments will be available and the exhibit dedication will take place at 5:30pm.  

Earhart was born in Atchison, Kan., on July 24, 1897 and disappeared July 2, 1937. She was an American aviation pioneer and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

She was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.

Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.



Contact: Executive Director Lon Smith 683-9242


Summer Camp: Ready Pilots

June 23, 2014

Our Ready Pilots summer camp program is tailored for your 4th or 5th grader who is curious about aviation, flying or being a pilot.

Highlights of the week:

  • Aviation Robotics: Learn about aviation robotics with the building and programming of an actual robot. Plus, test your skills in a robotics competition.
  • RC Buddy Boxes: Fly an RC airplane with an experienced RC pilot using the Buddy Box system.
  • Meet hot air balloon and aircraft pilots.
  • Make a custom kite, balsa wood rubber band airplane, and airplane rib.
  • Get an introduction to “Ground School” (pre-flight planning and light inspection of aircraft).
  • "Four Forces of Flight" presentation.

Camp runs June 23 - 27, 9am - 5pm

Non-member: $169

Member: $149

Registration deadline is June 15.



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Summer Camp: Flying School

July 6, 2014

During this weeklong residential camp, 6th - 12th grade students will see aviation at its finest in the Air Capital of the World.

Highlights of the week:

  • Visit NIAR, FlightSafety and K-State Salina
  • Design Challenges: Da Vinci, props, jets and rockets
  • Visit a working airport tower and UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) operation in Salina
  • Fly a real aircraft
  • Learn about Kansas aviation heritage while visiting the museum
  • Experience college life by sleeping in the WSU dorms for the week

Camp runs July 6 - 11

Non-member: $900

Member: $850

Registration deadline is June 15.



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Summer Camp: Boeing Engineering Challenge

July 21, 2014

For high school seniors, students will be immersed in the "nuts and bolts" of aerospace engineering.

Highlights of the week:

  • Learn about the engineering process from professional engineers
  • Design an aircraft part and print it using the new technology of 3D printing
  • Form engineering firms and experience the full process of aircraft manufacturing
  • Visit and tour an aircraft manufacturing facility
  • Receive CATIA V5 training with printing in 3D

Camp runs July 21 - 25

Non-member: $450

Member: $400

Registration deadline is June 15.



Contact: Cory Fuqua, director of education 316.683.9242


Kansas Aviation Museum 20th Annual Golf Tournament

July 25, 2014

Join us at the Kansas Aviation Museum 20th annual golf tournament held at Crestview Country Club, home of the Web.com “Air Capital Classic” PGA event.

Last year's tournament filled up quicker than in years past, so KAM will be taking early registrations and holding them with a deposit, which will go toward your team's entry fee to be paid in full May 15.

By participating in this annual golf tournament, you will be helping us preserve Kansas aviation history.

We look forward to seeing you!



Contact: Committee Chairman, Richard Moore 316.648.7546 or at rmoore@clickbond.com


 

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