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PLUS, the New England Air Museum’s annual Soar into Summer Fun programming is eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Each week is themed:
June 22-30, 2019: Propeller Week:
Climb inside a World War II era propeller plane and create a pinwheel propeller to take home.
July 1-7, 2019: Wing Week:
Uncover the history of airplane wings and build your own “flying wing” foam glider to take home.
July 8-14, 2019: Glider Week:
Discover the history of glider flight and build a straw glider to take home.
July 15-21, 2019: Space Week:
Learn about local connections to NASA spacesuits and create a marshmallow constellation to take home.
July 22-28, 2019: Jet Week:
Climb aboard a Mach 1 supersonic jet and create an origami jet to take home.
July 29-August 4, 2019: Engine Week:
Learn about local connections to the history of airplane engines and create and launch a “jet” balloon to take home.
August 5-11, 2019: Helicopter Week:
Climb aboard a Connecticut built search and rescue helicopter and build a paper helicopter to take home.
August 12-16, 2019: Blimps, Balloons, and Airships Week:
Uncover the history of lighter than air aircraft and create a mini balloon basket to take home.
Additional activities include interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators; and much more. For more information about specific activities and program schedules, please visit our website at www.neam.org.
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