~ Aero Engineering Education Presents ~
Be a Part of the Squadron That
Runs Tests On Our Glider!
For Middle and High School Age Students
Taught by Norm Stein, M.E.
This class is a 2-week session.
Class Meets Monday - Friday, June 16th - June 27th.
10AM - Noon
Located in Palo Alto
A Few Summers Ago, Squadron Members built a full sized Primary Glider (with an abbreviated wing) and ran it on a zip line.
This Summer We’ve Increased the Wing Size To 12 ft!
We Will Runs Tests to Study Controllability Calculations
Actual Flight Measurement
We’re also working on a possible cool field trip!
Take part in a fun and educational class to learn what goes into airplane design. This class covers some of the math engineers use in airplane design. The focus of this class is engineering calculations. This is not a free flying glider, but one that travels attached to a 80’ – 100’ long zip line.
Students who in enroll in this class should be able to stay focused, enjoy teamwork, be excellent listeners, and have an interest in seeing what aeronautical engineering is about.
To Register: Send us an email with name and age.
About the Instructor:
Retired engineer Norm Stein has often thought how much he would enjoy teaching young students about Aeronautical Engineering by having them study the calculations and build something in a hands-on manner. Norm has worked for a number of companies over his long career including Hiller Helicopter (a helicopter he designed hangs in the Hiller Aviation Museum), Lockheed, and Bechtel. He was recently featured in the news when syndicated columnist Mike Cassidy did a feature story on him and the engine he designed and built in his garage.
What is Aeronautical Engineering?
Aeronautical engineering is a branch of aerospace engineering, though some people use the two terms interchangeably. The field encompasses aircraft design, and the management of the physical forces that act on aircraft. These primarily include the sciences of propulsion and aerodynamics. Many would also consider that aeronautical engineering covers the development and selection of materials and equipment that are utilized on aircraft. In short, it is a broad field that intersects with many other disciplines.