Children from Suntree Petite Academy in Melbourne, Fla., got an insiders’ view of Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville earlier this month. Approximately 25 students ranging in age from 4 to 12 participated in the field trip.
The visit gave the children the opportunity to learn how airports operate and how airplanes work. A highlight of the trip was an up-close look at various planes, including a Cessna 172 and a Piper Warrior. The children also viewed a 25-minute video titled, “Where do planes sleep?” The comical film introduces kids to aviation by discussing different types of aircraft and reveals that airplanes sleep in hangars.
“We enjoy hosting tours and helping children understand how the airport operates,” said Scott C. Carr, Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority’s executive director. “We always look for ways to contribute to the community, and using the airport as an extended classroom can help kids not only learn about the inner workings of the facility, but also helps grow their interest in aviation.”
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