Starting a Museum, # 5
Our Founding Membership drive is going strong and we have signed up over 30 members. On April 27th 2013 we will move our first simulator (home built) to the Hangar at Boundary Bay Airport where we have been given storage space of 500sq.ft.
Boundary Bay Airport, BBA (CZBB) is centrally located in Delta, BC (which is part of the Metro Vancouver area) is about 20 minutes from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and less than 40 minutes to downtown Vancouver, Surrey and the US Border.
We are working on the land/building lease deal we have been offered from BBA and will keep you up to date when we have news on this matter.
A brochure about the Museum is in the making and will be distributed at the BBA open house and other events that we are involved in.
The Boeing 727 cockpit in Kingman Arizona are in the pipeline and we are contemplating using crowdsourcing to raise the money for transporting it to BBA.
Somebody has donated the first two books to our library, a manual for a link traine and a book about flight simulators.
We have been informed that our request for support has been submitted for review by one of the industry companies.
Introducing our Flying Start Young Program
Fun educational programs for school aged children 13 years old & under
This planned 90 minute session introduces children to aeroplanes and flying and our experienced team of Pilots and Crew take the children through how aircraft are built and how they fly.
Using various interactive resources we plan to profile the roles of pilots, cabin crew, and other essential roles that are undertaken at the airport.
All children have the opportunity to be at the controls of one of our simulators and actually fly it! Our helpful and informative instructors assist our “captains of the future” while they are at the controls and provide an engaging insight about some of the instrumentation in the cockpit.
These young captains will also watch some short aviation related films and even do practical exercises such as building paper airplanes. Lots of student participation will be encouraged and there will be opportunities for the children to ask our teachers questions. It will be an interactive session and one this age group will enjoy.
We need more than Money and old Simulators!
When you start a museum there is also the need for all the essential things that are needed, such as chairs, tables, brooms, display materials etc.
If you have anything that you would like to donate to the museum and live in the lower mainland of BC, let us know. You can send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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