The Magic of Flight in the Memorial Library

Folding HelpThis Wednesday the Memorial Library hosted the second of three Record Breaker Summer Reading Challenge events – The Magic of Flight. We learned about the first powered man-carrying flight by the Wright brothers Orville and Wilbur in 1903 that took place on a beach in North Carolina. We also learned about the aerodynamic forces that allow planes to fly and facts about Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. One of the most interesting questions asked was ‘Could you build a plane out of wool?’

We then introduced the kids to the runway!

Runway

This would be where they would test and compete with their amazing paper planes. There was a short training session to get the folds down first.

Planes on Table

Many of the kids came up with very creative planes.

Elephant Plane Butterfly Plane Bubble Plane

Blue Striped Plane Big Paper Plane

Then they flew them down the runway…

Practice Throw

And there were prizes for farthest distance flown, longest sustained flight and most creative plane. Thanks to the kids and parents who came, we at the Memorial Library had a great time and hope that you all did too!

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One response to “The Magic of Flight in the Memorial Library

  1. Fred Becchetti

    August 9, 2015 From : Fred Becchetti, Bombardier-Navigator, 445th Bomb Group,702nd. Squadron, Tibenham, Norfolk, May-September, 1944, after 35 missions in a B-24 over Nazi-held Europe. fbecchetti@cox.net, Annandale, Virginia USA.

    I saw that you celebrated the 1903 first flight at Kittjy Hawk, North Carolina. Attached is a copy of my 2002 painting of the Wright brothers’ two work sheds with an imaginary first flight takeoff while onlookers cheer them on. The work sheds are one of the features of the Wright Brothers Museum, which I have visited numerous times. The museum is interesting because it reveals the hardships and struggles the two inventors had to suffer on the windy sand dunes over the years to finally make their first flight on the morning of December 17, 1903 — a spectacular achievement.

    On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 6:39 AM, Library Blog wrote:

    > Second Air Division Memorial Library posted: “This Wednesday the Memorial > Library hosted the second of three Record Breaker Summer Reading Challenge > events – The Magic of Flight. We learned about the first powered > man-carrying flight by the Wright brothers Orville and Wilbur in 1903 that > took place o”

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