On 18 October 2016, The Dee Howard Foundation (DHF) and the San Antonio ISD (SAISD) launched their aviation and aerospace collaboration at Rhodes Middle School. The collaborative is a pilot program with the goal to, over time, expand to other middle schools within SAISD and to other school districts in the San Antonio area.
Assisting at the launch of this initiative were San Antonio AirLife and members of the Tex "Hill" Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol (CAP).
Photos in this article include students watching the AirLife helicopter arrive, viewing the helicopter up close and learning more about its capabilities from its crew, and receiving instructions on a flight simulator from a CAP cadet. A fun day was had by all.
The program covers the entire school year and is incorporated as part of the STEM curriculum during the school day. It includes hands on experiences at the school, field trips to aviation and aerospace facilities both within the San Antonio area and outside of San Antonio (including NASA), and guest lecturers. The program also incorporates the expertise of industry professionals in the learning experience.
To learn more about the program we invite you to view the newscast of the launch.
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