‘Airpark’ aims to connect kids with aviators

Getting the next generation of aviators inspired to fly and out to the airport is the focus of Tony Pfau, Stephen McKissen and a group of student filmmakers. “The show will be a family oriented TV show to attract youth to aviation,” said Pfau in an email to General Aviation News.

In a follow-up conversation, Pfau admitted he’s not a pilot. His background is in the motion picture industry. “I’m trying to instigate conversations around the dinner table,” Pfau said. “Engaging kids to go build a glider, tie it together with some learning and hopefully more.”

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WinnAero helps kids soar to new heights

Students attending Winnaero’s ACE Academy located at Laconia Airport in Gilford, N.H., learn the fundamentals of aviation from Project Director Dan Caron.  Photo courtesy Winnaero

By CAROL LEE ANDERSON

In just over a year, the Aviation & Aerospace Education Center at Winnipesaukee, known as WinnAero, has blossomed from being just one man’s idea into a well-organized and progressive non-profit organization.

Based at Laconia Airport (LCI) on the picturesque shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, WinnAero is the brainchild of Bill Seed, a retired attorney and self-starter who became entranced with the Iowa Children’s Museum exhibit, “Take Flight,” which spotlights the science of aviation.

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