Getting on/off motorcoach; driving approximately 10 miles throughout the day; about 1/2 hour total. Walking between 2 and 3 miles throughout the day; periods of standing up to 1 hour at a time.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as an egg dish, breakfast meat, hot and cold cereals, fruit, breads, milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
After boarding the motorcoach, we’ll ride to the Aviation Heritage Park where we will begin our visit with a exploration led by a staff member, during which we will hear the stories of the pilots honored by each plane. Some planes we may see include the NASA T-38, flown by every man to set foot on the moon, and the F-4D Phantom, piloted by Brigadier General Daniel Cherry who was responsible for shooting down a North Vietnamese MiG-21. Then, from a local expert, we will learn about Willa Beatrice Brown, a pre-World War II African American aviator. Willa Brown made great strides for African American women in the field such as being the first African-American woman in the U.S. to earn a pilot license and commercial license. We will learn about her successes and how her career impacted the aviation industry.
At Aviation Heritage Park, we’ll have our provided boxed lunches.
Next, we’ll learn from our expert staff member about the science of flight and the four opposing forces that make flight possible: lift, weight, thrust and drag. Afterwards, we will board our motorcoach and drive a short distance to Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. With an expert, we will explore the airport while learning about the parts of a plane and the operations of a regional airport.
At the hotel.
Gathering in our meeting space at the hotel, we’ll engage in a fun hands-on activity related to the program theme.