Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Air Academy

Max is involved in First Robotics (an intense competition for high school students -- see their team page). Mentors in the industry help the students build the robots and it's a great learning experience for all -- both for students and mentors (my husband is a mentor). Through this group, Max had the wonderful opportunity to go to Oshkosh, WI for Air Academy. He had a great time learning about the history and science of flight, building airplanes, and flying them! Thanks to our sponsor, who also presented each child a flight log book!

Even though physical sciences cover flying, nothing prepares you for that magical moment when you first lift off the ground. I can't explain it, but I feel the same wonder and awe as I see a bird take flight.



The kids got to see some old planes up close and personal. Fun times. Since we are part of the Boeing family, we've had the pleasure of going to the Museum of Flight many times in Seattle. I wonder whether they will build one here in SC. We are so thankful for the work that Michael has at Boeing. He feels like a small cog at times, but it his work that allows us the comforts of life. A career in aviation is fun too. Just like microbiology allows you to peer into the depths of a cell, aviation allows you to peer at the world through a bigger lens. 



But as always, I'm happy to have my ducklings under my roof. It's great they are old enough to fly away and have an adventure, but there's nothing like seeing your kid flying back home. Thank you, God!


Marcia said...

How fun to look at pictures from MY back yard on YOUR blog! Love them. :)

Kell Andrews said...

Amazing photos! Looks like a great experience.

Vijaya said...

Thanks ladies. Max had a terrific time and we are only too happy to share.