A new aviation club is forming at Central High School. The club will focus its goals around the teaching concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These concepts will be introduced to students by learning and building a real flying aircraft. This alternative “hands-on” approach will expose students to complicated processes and problems that are faced by actual scientists and engineers. By building an aircraft from start to flying, students will be exposed to a variety of skills and experiences associated with STEM. The program will be supported by Eagles Nest. Eagles Nest is a national organization that provides financial and administrative support to schools wishing to embark on developing an aviation club. Currently, Eagles Nest support over six schools nationwide. Jim Senft, the local mentor, will help Central students learn about aviation and teach the skills necessary to build a Vans RV-12 aircraft.
An informational meeting on the club will be held in the all-purpose room at CHS on April 17 starting at 6 p.m.