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Charles Lindbergh 33 ½ Hour Flight Marathon!

Delphian School
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Flight simulators! Engineering challenges! Aerospace activities! Night rocket launch! Pilot briefings and MUCH MORE!
We only have 15 spots left!
Does not have to attend Delphian to qualify. This event is open to all high school aged students in Oregon.
This FREE aviation and STEM related educational event will teach students practical skills for use in becoming a pilot using a hands-on immersion model, including virtual reality flying! They will learn history, engineering, first-hand knowledge from real pilots, teamwork, and an appreciation for setting and attaining goals.

Please RSVP By April 16th to diego.martinez@delphian.org

This flight simulator marathon is a tribute to legendary aviator, Charles Lindbergh. His 33 ½ hour venture across the Atlantic on May 20th 1927, still captures our attention today as a triumph of the human spirit.

Who: Students (9-12 grade) in Oregon
Why: To bring appreciation, interest, STEM lessons, and adventure in aviation to students.
How: Students will fly (Spirit of St. Louis and other aircraft) simulators non-stop for a full 33 ½ hours (2 simulators & one-hour rotating shifts).
Flight Simulators
Engineering Challenges
Midnight Pancake Recharge
Aerospace Activities
Night Time Rocket Launch
Pilot Briefings
STEM Lessons
Quadcopter Demonstrations
TESLA Course Checksheet
Aviation Movies

Please RSVP By April 16th to diego.martinez@delphian.org
Students will need to send in before the event:
Permission Slip
Sleeping bag & pillow, Toothbrush, extra clothes, etc
Meals and snacks are provided
Price: FREE!

Teachers or Parents: Please select the candidates that are interested and would benefit the most from the experience. Students do not have to have prior experience with aviation or aerospace. You can fit this into your curriculum however you would like (for example: highest grade, best essay, show of hands, a challenge winner, most interested, etc. Please let us know ASAP to reserve spots for your students. Be sure to reserve your spots before April 16th.

More info…
This is a national event. We will be leading the country in this event. Other groups and museums will be having their own version of the event with the same 33 1/2 hour challenge. This will be shared via social media throughout the country.
Our goal is to get students learning about flight through STEM, gaining abilities and learning about how Charles showed grit, adventure, and overcame obstacles. This has been a yearly challenge to engage our local youth in aerospace since 2015.
How it started: My wife and I first started this challenge at our public school in Colorado. It was a huge success. Our flight simulators were made out of laptops and old car seats. The students built them and installed the simulator software. Our students learned about organization, design, building, perseverance, problem solving, troubleshooting, networking and grit. This adventure sparked a love for learning and opened a new avenue of career possibilities for them.
Please RSVP along with your students email by April 16th. We will send out additional information as the date nears.

With you in education,

Diego Martinez

Science Mastery Specialist
2018 Alan Shepard Space Technology in Education award winner
Space Exploration Educator Crew member (Space Center Houston)
Delphian School
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