Prior to the start of the lesson we had a chance to do a quick trip around the museum and look around.
|This was a strange plane/boat called the Southampton flying boat|
|Getting to see a plane machine gun turret--the kids noticed there is not a lot of room there|
|Seeing a pilot's ejection seat. While looking at this seat a kind patron explained the the children how the ejection seat work and why they have two release options, one overhead and one by the knees.|
|This plane flew from London to New Zealand in 1953 winning an air race|
|The museum has a kid hands on section, which we explored|
|seeing the inside of a glider and working the controls|
|trying our hand at a wind simulator|
Next we attended the class on Helicopters and flight. We had a sit down session explaining the different parts of the helicopter.
|We had a science experiment on how helicopter rotator blades work|
|We went inside a Chinock|
|Helliner helicopter which is basically a passenger helicopter|
After the class we had time to explore some more. We didn't get to see the entire museum so we will have to take Daddy here at some point as he loves airplanes and there was still so much the children can explore.