ScienceWorks Holds Flight Camp

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ASHLAND, Ore. — This week, kids are learning about physics and math – maybe without realizing it.

All week, kids have participated in the ScienceWorks Aviation Challenge at the Ashland Airport. The program integrates technology, science, and math with hands-on experience with professional pilots.

Students learned from pilots about how an airport operates, radio communication, traffic control, and how to fly a small aircraft from a non-towered airport.

Eleven-year-old Kaden Cartwrite attended the camp and said, “This was my only flight, but I got to fly the airplane and I just, I can’t put it into words. It was amazing.”

Students also got to steer a small aircraft in a flight loop around Talent and Ashland.

This is the first year for this camp and ScienceWorks wants to offer it again next year, and hopes to make it bigger and better.