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From our lens: ‘This is your future captain speaking’

07/11/2023 11:32AM ● By Richard Gaw

A few of the 130 campers at the first of two sold-out Future Aviators Camps experimented with bottle rocket aviation at the New Garden Flying Field on July 10. Designed to introduce young people ages 7-15 to the wonders of aviation, the camp includes five full days of hands-on exposure to aviation. This year’s camps will teach students how to design, build and fly their own balsa gliders; learn the basics of pre-flight planning and navigation; receive an introductory flight with a certified flight instructor; and also include a day trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Photo by Richard L. Gaw