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Description: Aerodynamics is everywhere in our lives: it exerts its influence over our sports, our modes of transportation, the buildings we occupy, even our speech. When we embrace aerodynamic principles and employ them with confidence, a remarkable convergence of science and artistry often results.

Nowhere does this become more evident than when expert pilots skillfully manipulate aerodynamics to achieve a desired result with their airplanes. This interactive ground school weaves history, biology, and technology into a high-level exploration of the wonder of flight.

Through the lens of aviation, pilots and non-pilots, educators and students—anyone who marvels at fliers—will gain not only new insights into the world around them, but also renewed awareness about themselves. Bring a learner’s mindset; wrap yourself in curiosity; and be prepared to engage in a dynamic discussion!

Simple Motion Simulator Demonstration, Art & Science of Flying Ground School

Interactive Demonstration of Roll, Yaw, and Pitch during The Art & Science of Flying Ground School

Very well done, really enjoyable – G.F.
Excellent workshop – R.T.
Course content was great – K.K.
Thanks for a valuable and enjoyable presentation – C.J.

History: The Art and Science of Flying debuted on May 3, 2014 at Alexandria Field Airport. Eighty people attended the daylong event, with 43 responding to a post-event survey. Respondents included pilots, aviation enthusiasts, school teachers and students, and a life coach. The overall grade based on Content, Presenters, and Food and Facility was a solid A-. Survey respondents were unanimous that Art and Sci met their expectations and that they would recommend it to others.