Make planes out of straw with the New England Air Museum

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Amanda Goodheart Parks, Education Director at the New England Air Museum, taught us a straw airplane craft you can try at home with your children. 

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Women Take Flight
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This event is held in commemoration of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate women’s contributions to aerospace history through a variety of hands-on activities, special events, and lectures.

This year’s keynote speakers include Shaesta Waiz, Founder and President of Dreams Soar, Inc. In 2017, Ms. Waiz became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft when she completed journey that took her to 22 countries in 145 days. Born in an Afghan refugee camp, Ms. Waiz is the first female certified civilian pilot from Afghanistan, and was the first person in her family to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, both from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Ms. Waiz will speak about her experiences at 11:30am and 1:30pm, and will be available to meet with visitors from 2:30-3:30pm. 

Women Take Flight offers visitors the opportunity to meet women pilots, engineers, and industry professionals 
Women Take Flight will also feature hands-on STEM activities for children, flight simulators, and climb-aboard experiences in historic aircraft, including a Lockheed 10-A Electra- the same model aircraft that Amelia Earhart flew during her attempted around the world flight in 1937. 
Admission is $15.00 for ages 15 to 64, $14.00 for seniors 65 and up, and $10.00 for youth ages 4 to 14. New England Air Museum members and children ages 3 and under are admitted free of charge. The New England Air Museum is located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, adjacent to Bradley International Airport. 
The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England comprised of three large public hangars, outdoor exhibits, and more than 100 aircraft ranging from early airships and flying machines to supersonic jets and helicopter. NEAMs mission is to celebrate and preserve New England’s air and space heritage. The museum offers special events and programs including open cockpits, flight simulators, and tons of hands-on family fun. The New England Air Museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. For more information please visit, call (860) 623-3305 or find us on Facebook.  

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