The Lucile M. Wright Air Museum has received a grant from Time Warner Cable under the CONNECT A MILLION MINDSProgram to introduce FLY TO LEARN as an After School Program in local schools. To "Motivate Youth Through Aviation," FLY TO LEARN uses Virtual Flight to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Students design and build airplanes and then fly them to test their work using X-PLANE software while completing 10 FLY TO LEARN Aviation lessons.
"FLY TO LEARN conforms to the National Framework for Science and Engineering Standards. Students learn Scientific, Technological, Engineering, and Mathematical methodologies by designing, building, and flying virtual airplanes. Our curriculum is being used in Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as the United States. School systems using it can be found in Alaska, California, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina. We have received financial support from Goodrich and the Time Warner Cable Connect A Million Minds Grant Program.

We expect to shortly announce an agreement with YMCA and Gulfstream. The Discovery Place Science Museum uses Fly To Learn and coming soon, the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum, now located in Jamestown, will serve as the Chautauqua County School System Coordinator and center for program students during non-school hours. Build A Plane is a nonprofit partner. Build A Plane helps schools restore and rebuild airplanes. They are working with Fly To Learn to host a Virtual Air Challenge Event where program students will compete with other program students flying their own designed virtual airplanes"
Tom Dubick

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