US Airways - November 2013 - (Page 60)

Time flies November is National Aviation History Month. In just over 100 years, the industry has come (or flown) a long way. by Tara Titcombe That’s when Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first successful flight — 120 feet in 12 seconds — in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. No one could have predicted such a short ride Educating and Innovating The Carolinas Aviation Museum provides an educational experience to children of different age groups. With interactive exhibits and customized tours, the museum works to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education to life. “We want kids to learn about the history of these 60 november 2013 planes,” McClamrock says. “But we also want them to interact with the exhibits. For example, we have a Cessna where they can sit and learn the basic principles of flight. They can also solve math equations to map out a flight.” Through education, the museum hopes to engage young visitors and spark an interest in aviation. photos by lowell warner/courtesy of the carolinas aviation museum m ost people consider December 17, 1903, as the birthday of aviation. would launch an industry that would change the world. That first flight was the beginning not only of airplanes and airlines, but also of space shuttles, supersonic jets, drones, and more. A man has walked on the moon. Another has broken the sound barrier. And you can now fly anywhere in the world. What better way to celebrate this month than a trip to the state where it all began? The Carolinas Aviation Museum is located right next to the runways of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina. Upon entering the museum, fittingly housed in

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - November 2013

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: A Caribbean Christmas
Hub Crawl: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Wine & Dine: Mead
Wine & Dine: Smith & Wollensky
Wine & Dine: Silver Oak Winery
Style Spotlight: Holiday fashion for men and women
Great Escapes: Nova Scotia
Great Escapes: Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg
Adventure: Cyclocross
Adventure: Wandering Manhattan
Gear Up: Time, Space, and Labor Savers
Travel Feature: Madrid, Bite by Bite
Carolinas Aviation Museum
Destination 48: Phoenix
Military Colleges and Schools
University Spotlight: Auburn University
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot and Ankle Surgery
Must Read: Running Like a Girl
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Carolinas Freedom Foundation
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - November 2013