CAP National Board Annual Conference 2009 . CAP’s Fly-a-Teacher Program “Orientation Flights for Teachers” Judy Stone Debbie Dahl Susan Mallett Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters Staff. Purpose.
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CAP’s Fly-a-Teacher Program
“Orientation Flights for Teachers”
Judy Stone Debbie Dahl Susan Mallett
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters Staff
The CAP Fly-a-Teacher
Program provides the unique
opportunity for teachers to
experience orientation flights
in CAP aircraft. Teachers
receive these flights during an
AE workshop and then share
the knowledge and excitement
of the flight with their students.
1. The Wing Commander and the DAE should meet to discuss the potential for support of the Fly-a-Teacher Program.
2. The Wing Commander should designate a Fly-a-Teacher PoC (usually the DAE) to coordinate the program with the following:
a. NHQ- determine funding availability and guidance
b. DOs- flight/pilot coordination
c. AEOs- contact and coordination with teachers for AE workshop and potential flights
d. PAOs- pre and post publicity
1. Prior to entering a Fly-a-Teacher mission into WMIRS, the Wing PoC should inform NHQ/AE of event intent to ensure funding is available.
2. When approved, enter mission into WMIRS.
3. If funding will come from another source, enter this in comment section of WMIRS.
1. After Wing approval, the DAE or AEOs should promote and coordinate the Fly-a-Teacher Program with teachers:
a. For current AEMs- connect with current AEMs to plan an AE workshop and Fly- a-Teacher event
b. For recruitment of new AEMs- arrange to meet with potential AEMs at a school setting or by conducting an AE workshop whereby participants should become members to attend and participate in the Fly-a-Teacher program
1. Approved pilots should use the same safety and orientation procedures as in cadet orientation flights:
a. follow safety regulations
b. give airplane orientation
c. conduct two thirty-minute flights:
front seat; back seat
2. AEOs should integrate flights with AE workshop activities to be taken back into the classroom.
3. PAOs should be invited to be present to take photos or conduct interviews with participants.
1. The Fly-a-Teacher workshop may be presented with the orientation flight or at another time prior to the flight.
2. Workshop may be desired length of AEO.
2. Workshop sample schedules and lesson ideas can be found online at www.capmembers.com/ae.
1. Sample Schedules for Fly-a-Teacher Workshop
2. Basic Flight Instruction
a. Bernoulli’s Principle – Wings and Lift
b. Paper Airplane and the Four Forces of Flight
3. Suggestions for “wait” time in between flights
1. After the workshop and flight are completed, the teachers should complete the short evaluation form found online in Fly-a-Teacher Guidelines Booklet.
2. The teachers are presented a Teacher Orientation Flight certificate with the number of contact hours earned as a result of this professional development activity.
3. Copies of the evaluations and any PAO articles and/or pictures to should be sent to NHQ/AE for use in future publications for the Fly-a-Teacher Program.
1. All previously-mentioned coordination and approval is secured.
2. Pilot or other designated person enters the Fly-a-Teacher type “C” mission request into WMIRS.
3. CAP NHQ /AE receives the request and approves, if funding permits.
4. The Wing Commander then receives the request for approval.
5. After the mission is complete, the reimbursement process is followed in WMIRS and the Wing is reimbursed for costs.
Huntsville Space Camp Participants and AL Wing Pilots
How does an airplane fly and move in the air?
Items to discuss:
1. What will happen if you blow across the top of a piece of paper held against your chin?
2. What will happen when you place a ping-pong ball in a funnel and blow down into the funnel?
3. What will happen to a ruler with a curved card attached to it when you blow on it with enough force?
For every action, there is an equal and opposite
What you will need for Cessna:
What you will need for CAP Paper Airplane:
The alignment of the tail to the wing should look like the picture above.