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4-H Aerospace and Aviation Camp Set for Thursday, June 21st

Lloyd G. Saylor, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

Have you ever wanted to fly a plane? Build a rocket? Now is the time to discover the thrill and magic of flight. This is the opportunity for middle & high school youth to experience the joy, thrill and magic of flight.  Learn the principles of flight, the basics of navigation, do some stargazing and learn how ancient mariners could tell their location on the earth by the stars. Learn about lift, thrust, gravity and drag.  Plan and conduct a flight. Log your first flight with a Certified Flight instructor.

As Leonard Ad Vance wrote…”Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return.”

A new and exciting curriculum has been adopted by 4-H.  As a part of introducing this new curriculum, we will be hosting a 4-H Aerospace/Aviation Camp at the Hopkins County Extension Office.  Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday June 21st  and end at 6:00 p.m. The middle and high school participants will build rockets of several types, learn about the history of Navigation, the Principles of Flight, weather and careers in aviation.  The 4-Hers will take to the air and under the direction of a certified flight instructor, and actually pilot an airplane.

Youth will also build a rocket. They will spend time on flight simulators, participate in some team building activities, and take hands on classes in areas such as principles of flight and weather.

The pilot project was partially funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board through an endowment established with the Kentucky 4-H Foundation. 

The cost of this program is $99.00 and includes camp fees, aircraft rental, and a T-shirt.

For more information, contact the Butler County Extension Office 113 East G.L. Smith Street, Morgantown or call 526-3767 or 526-3703.  Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, disability, or national origin. 

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