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innovative educational programs have earned acclaim from many
quarters. Several times the Ohio State Legislature has praised our
members or our organization for our efforts to preserve aviation
history and educate young people. The Affiliate Societies (an
organization of science and engineering institutions) gave our
director, Nick Engler, a special award for his innovation in science
education. One of our pilots, Connie Tobias, was recognized by the
National Aeronautic Association for her efforts to inspire young
people. After we built and flew the 1902 Wright Glider that is the
center of our Secret of Flight program, every single
one of the students who helped build it received a
commendation from the State of Ohio.
More to the
point, we’ve been complimented by every school and institution we’ve
visited. Here are what a few educators have had to say:
was truly abuzz with word of your visit and marvelous Wright
brothers glider replica."
Laison for Greenhill School
students, and administrators are still raving about the program.”
Challenger Learning Center
rapport with the children was 'magical.'"
Indian Creek School
"I had no
idea how much you touched the lives of our students until I read
through their notes to you."
Fifth Grade Teacher
Sugar Grove School
commendations, however, come from the kids themselves. We’ve
received hundreds of letters and e-mails written under the watchful
eye of a teacher, telling us that we have really cool stuff (true)
and that they never knew the Wright brothers covered their airplanes
with women’s underwear (not quite true
they used a cotton weave that was favored for undergarments). But
our favorite letters all say something like this:
like to learn even more now."
Fourth Grade Student
Indian Creek School
Wants to fly the Raptor.
Dad leaned something, too.
What would the Wright brothers think?
A Proclamation from the State of Ohio.
A teacher's observations.
A letter from the Wright Family.