One Stop Shop for Everything Aeronautical from the NJ Aviation Education Council

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

National Museum of flight - click on all the links and see still shots of all the aircraft                                         

National Museum of the AF - Move through the museum, get a good look at the exhibits, use search function.  You can look for a specific aircraft/person  that may be tied to a Civil Air Patrol Achievement or check out several aircraft and figure out what they have in common.                             

National Naval Aviation Museum - Click on the white arrows in the blue circles to move. Click on the white "i" in the blue circle for a close up of the aircraft and info on the aircraft.                             

NASA -Take a tour of NASA's Flight Research Center  -Lots of reading - zoom is impressive - check out the latest column on the left          

MIT forces on aircraft algebra used-advanced 

Forces on an aircraft 

Forces on an aircraft simpler than the MIT presentation 

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Primary Flight Controls

Montgolfier Brothers

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STEM Takes Flight

A standards-based, cloud-based virtual modeling STEM application that guides students through an engaging, realistic glider development process capped by a very cool Airshow -- all before building their actual gliders.. Students actually design and later actually construct an actual working model. What's not to like? Check out the included link and be sure to watch the video

History of Aviation  1hr46m

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Basic Parts of a Cessna 172

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Airport Tycoon - Manage employees, restaurants, maintenance and more.  

  • What did you like about the career?
  • What did you not like about the career?
  • Is this a career you had ever considered? Why or why not?
  • What did you learn about managing the airport? Why do you think the game included the categories it did?
  • What did you learn about investing in the future? 

Airport Madness 6 - Manage take-off, landing and taxiing aircraft  

  • I would start with "Go easy on me" If you choose to " increase the pace" it will quickly increase the pace pretty quickly. I would not zoom in. The little green dots on the insert in the bottom right corner are incoming flights that are not yet on the screen.
  • What did you learn about organization?
  • What did you learn about situational awareness?
  • What did you learn about the pace of the job?
  • What did you like about the job?
  • What did you dislike about the job?
  • Is this a career you have ever considered? Why or Why not

Here's a fun video of a guy who attached a leaf blower to a home-built radio-controlled plane and made it fly!  Some good engineering-design principles described in the video.

Redbird - A series of class started but jump in any time.

Amid school closures caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we've decided to launch an online series of the Redbird STEM+ Lab. The STEM+ Lab will feature interactive classes for students in middle school and high school. Beginning on March 31st, Redbird’s STEM Director Greg Roark will lead students through six virtual classes aimed at engaging their creativity and continuing to foster their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outside the classroom.

We'll hold the classes weekly, and students will be able to view or review video recordings of each class any time after they are released. A flight simulator is not required to participate, but students are encouraged to use their Redbird simulator or any flight simulation software that is accessible in their home.

Sikorsky Comanche.  It's about 7.5 minutes in length.

Where to airlines part their planes when they are not flying?  This will give you a sense of how much we are not flying. It is a good chance for non-pilots to practice understanding radio call and airport markings. How soon can  you spot the destination airport?  

What might future military aircraft might look like

            What did you notice the aircraft had in common?

            How are they different from what we fly now?

            How will they effect air power?

Don’t fire an RPG if there are drones around:  A C-130 had just made an aerial supply drop (unknown what country this was in, but likely the Middle East) when it was fired upon by “bad guys” with a Rocket-Powered Grenade (RPG).  This was all caught by on camera by an MQ-9 Reaper drone flying “top cover” for the C-130.  Fortunately, the RPG missed the C-130, but the Reaper operators alerted the Joint Terminal Attack Controller, who approved them to “prosecute” the target.

See the Insane SR- 71 engines