On Tuesday, May 21st, we had a field trip to the Louisiana Regional Airport in Gonzales. First, Ms. Janet talked to the children about general aviation.
Showing us a map of all the airports in Louisiana and Micah the birthday girl
While we were there, someone was learning how to fly a helicopter.
Mrs. Janet asked the children to look for differences in the planes (wings, tails, propellers, etc).
She explained that the letter N in the aircraft registration number designates that the plane is registered in the United States.
A couple of planes took off and landed while we were there.
The equipment that they use to determine the flying conditions. They can call in at any time to get the conditions.
She explained to us the different parts of the run way.
Next, Mrs. Karen showed us her plane
and how to check the gas level and if there was water in the gas.
Then everyone got a chance to sit in the plane.
Before heading back inside, we got to check out the planes that were in the hangar.
Mrs. Karen was nice enough to have snacks for the kids after the tour. The drinks were especially appreciative since it was really hot this day.