Sunday, March 29, 2009

Visiting the Airport

This past Friday we went on a field trip to the airport with our local Catholic Home-School group.

The first stop was a visit to one of the helicopter hangers. The pilots told the children all about helicopters, answered questions, and were even kind enough to let the children climb inside!

Hah! After looking through the photos, I just noticed that Chiquita was in *both* helicopters! She was having so much fun! Snuggles on the other hand wanted off as quickly as possible.

Next we visited another hanger, where a kind older gentleman showed the children some planes he has built, or is in the process of building, as well as the tools he uses, among other things. He too answered lots of questions and let the children hop into the pilot seat of one of his neat little airplanes. (I can't remember the name of it, and the boys are sleeping!)

Then we all headed to an old World War II Bomber for lunch.

My boys were in heaven!

After everyone was done eating the children were given a presentation about this particular Bomber (which I missed since Snuggles was acting up and wanted to be outside). I am sure it was interesting... Then all the children had a bit of time to play on the grass as we waited for the next presentation from the airport fireman!

Due to Airport rules and restrictions, the fireman needed to stay on their side of the fence, and we had to stay on the other side, but the children loved hearing the firemen explain how they put out fires on the airfield and airplanes, and asked plenty of questions, once again. The fireman even showed the children how the airport firetrucks shoot water off the roof. Pretty cool, except for the fact that the trucks only carry 2 minutes worth of water... That doesn't seem like very much?!?

The next stop was the Jet Center. Here we were given another tour, and got to see the mechanics working on a number of planes, someone taking delivery of their new plane, and a helicopter being repainted to be sent over to Iraq.

The rest of the group was then headed to the terminal, but we had to get going since the boys needed to get to Baseball practice.

Nevertheless, it was an awesome field trip and everyone had a great time!


  1. My son's favorite birthday was the one we spent at the local Flight Museum. He got to sit on a REAL Flying Tiger (his favorite at that time) but lunch inside a bomber would have been pretty cool too!

  2. Wow! This is such a cool field trip. I wish I could go too... I've started liking your blog so much that I eagerly wait for your next post.. It teaches me so many things.
    Thank you Jessica.

    God Bless all... Mary

  3. My guys are just "plane crazy", too! Looks like a fun time was had by all!

    Thanks for sharing...

  4. My son (and husband!) would have l-o-v-e-d this fieldtrip!! So fun!

  5. Oh wow! It looks like it was so much fun, wish we woulcd have gone too!

  6. That's so neat! It reminds me of the SAC museum near Ashland (NE). Looks like you guys had an amazing time. Lunch in the airplane is such a cool idea! :)


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