Flight School: Inspired to Fly
March 3 at 10 pm
Presented by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Inspired to Fly, introduces the principles and practices of early powered flight. Program highlights include a look of the Wright Flyer and an explanation of wing-warping, pioneered by Orville and Wilbur Wright; the role of aircraft during World War I; barnstormers; and the record-breaking travels of Wiley Post. Students meet historians, engineers, pilots, and air traffic controllers who discuss the principles and practices of early powered flight and the connections to modern aviation. Through demonstrations of Bernoulli’s Principle, wing design, and air pressure, this cross-curricular program highlights concepts of aviation.