a·vi·a·tion:The flying or operating of aircraft.
Why did I choose this topic?•It all started when I was little.•To be an astronaut , you have to be a pilot or engineer.
The Wright Brothers & a quick history offlight think that planes & “flying machines” were first•Most peoplethought of only about 100 years ago BUT Leonardo Da Vinci designed the 1st helicopter (but never built it) in 1485. •The Wright Brothers made the very first airplane in 1903. •The first planes were made out of fabric & wood.•The first transatlantic was flown from New York to Paris by CharlesLindbergh on May 21,1921.•The speed of sound was achieved in 1947.•The first jet airliner was a Boeing 707 in 1957.
Interviews•Tracy Gonzalez, Pilot for United Airlines.•Logan Gonzalez- training pilot (age 15).•Tony Sleznick Fire-fighter pilot.•Roger Brandt Private pilot for the Baney Corp.
My flight with Roger- the Baney Corporation pilot•I sat in the co-pilot seat.•We went from Bend Airport toPortland Airport, and vice-versa.•I listened to all the pilots talking tothe control tower.•English is the official language ofpilots.•The pilots say 9er instead of 9because in German nine means no,so it can get confusing for Germans.•He even let me fly the plane!!!
Evergreen Aviation Museum•I saw the Spruce Goose.(The biggest plane in the world at one time.)•I talked to the Evergreen RC (Remote Control) club, and saw then fly some planesand helicopters.•I had lots of discussions with the volunteers about various planes. PERSON!!!!!!!
Museum of Flight Seattle•It has the SR-71 Blackbird, which is the fastest, and highestflying plane in the world.•It can go 2,193 MPH and 80,257 Feet up.•Has the first Boeing 747(which is one of the most recognizedplanes ever) and has the first Boeing 737(which makes ¼ of theplanes in the sky.)•I got to step into the Concorde which is the fist, and only ,commercial plane that goes faster than the speed of sound. It isno longer in service, but tickets would of cost $10,000 dollars!•They also had the very first Air Force One. Air Force One is theprivate plane that the president owns. I got to go into the one thatserved President Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Ifly Indoor Skydivinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBsKO5 rlWZ8 •I was going to show you a video of me, but the gave us the wrong disk.
•Largest building in the world byvolume.•1 KL by 1/2 KL.•Every second there is a Boeingairplane taking off or landing.•Second largest air craftmanufacture.(under Airbus)
787 Dream Liner, Boeing’s new airplane.•Cutting edge technology, such as automatically adjusting the plane tocompensate for wind and weather. It also adjusts the lighting to help you getused to the time at your destination.•Extremely fuel efficient.•Made out of lighter carbon fiber materials, which makes for bigger windows.•Instead of blinds on the windows they dim by the push of a button.
Airbus A380•It is the largest airliner ever.•It entered service in October 2007.•It has 2 levels, and in some airliners you can rent a private room with showers and abed.•One of the most luxurious planes ever.
Microsoft Flight Simulator•Controled by a joystick. My favorite•24 different aircraft, and 2,500 different airports around the world.•Realistic speed, graphics, and topography.•Helped me learn a lot about flight. plane on the simulator is the………..
F-18 Hornet•Can go can go 1,000+ MPH.(Faster than the speed of sound.)•Can take off from aircraft carriers.•It can go so high you see stars during the day, and you can see thecurvature of the earth.