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Flight Simulators, STEM Curriculum Edustations Installed

Flight Simulators, STEM Curriculum Edustations Installed

Jay LeBoff, creator and owner of STEMPilot based in Waterbury, Connecticut announced that his company has created a STEM-focused Aviation Mobile Lab within a former school bus for students in grades 1 through 12 to learn aviation skills and techniques. The lab provides students with STEMPilot’s hands-on learning experience through the instructive curriculum.

Career Technical Education (CTE) Director of Pasco County, Terry Aunchman, and Brian Sawyer of the Pasco County Aviation Academy, a division of CTE, contacted STEMPilot after acquiring the school bus, requesting installation of instructional STEMPilot Edustation flight simulators to create the Aviation Mobile Lab that will travel to K-12 schools across the County. The Pasco County Aviation Mobile Lab features 6 STEMPilot Edustation flight simulators and a 3D printer.

“Our Edustations,” explained LeBoff, “facilitate elementary to high school students the physical experience of flight simulation by flying all types of aircrafts while they apply STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, principles in Meaningful Project Based STEM Learning. Each completed flight plan applies geometry, algebra, physics, trigonometry, meteorology, geography and topography. The curriculum also includes two informational writing assignments covering family heritage and aviation history. Students learn while fulfilling N.G.S.S., Common Core and Florida, Texas and New York City educational standards."

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