Saturday, March 29, 2014

Scouts earn their wings

Scouts and adults listen to talk on  historic "Spirit of Maryland."
More than 100 Scouts, accompanied by parents and Scout leaders, attended the second annual Aviation Day at the museum held by the Chesapeake District.  Scouts learned about rockets, principles of flight, navigation and building a community in space. The weather prevented a visit to the Strawberry Point static line, but they were kept busy with a variety of hands-on activities. They also had a chance to hold classes in the museum C Basement center where they also had a chance to see restoration projects and several historic craft, including Steven Oxman's balloon that crossed the Alps and Bill Morris' "Spirit of Maryland," which traveled to Europe and the Arctic several times.

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...