SJPA End Of Month — lunch June 24.

An unusual opportunity!  Our next EOM lunch will host a team of 4 high school students, their teacher and chaperone from Wisconsin.  They won a General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) “Build a Plane Aviation Design” national challenge to modify and fly a virtual airplane using aerodynamic engineering principles as part of their Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) school program.  They are guests of GAMA for 2 weeks at Glasair Aviation/Arlington Airport, shadowing construction of my new plane.  I invited them to Friday Harbor to meet SJPA people, see our island, and tell us about their design experience.

Their ferry will arrive at 1010 am and they will tour SJI, guided/hosted by Kevin Peterson. At 1230-245 pm they meet Adam Summers at the Friday Harbor Laboratories for a tour, lunch, and a discussion of their project.  This is a great opportunity to witness how this Wisconsin high school STEM program integrated aviation into their curriculum and get a sense of what these young adults think about general aviation.

All SJPA members and others interested in aviation are cordially invited to join this EOM.  To do so, meet with Adam at the main parking lot of FH Labs at 1230pm sharp, tour of the Labs, meet the Wisconsin team and hear about their project.

Please let us know if you want a box lunch ($13.60) by contacting Adam Summers (fishguy@u.washington.edu) AND DO IT BEFORE WEDNESDAY 6/22 AT 8 PM.  You are welcome to bring your own lunch, but in any case let Adam know you are coming so he can arrange a suitably sized meeting room. This promises to be lively and interesting, and I hope to see you there!

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About Darryl Swenson

I am a private pilot and amateur photographer. I live in Friday Harbor, Washington. My airplane is a Flight Design CTLS and I keep it in a hangar in Friday Harbor. My flying has taken me up and down the West Coast USA. I am enchanted by the islands and mountains of the Pacific Northwest, and the allure of deserts and mountains of the Southwest keep drawing me back to the Four Corners area.
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