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McKinley Students Take Fun Field Trip to Susanville Airport

Monday, May 14th, 2018

McKinley School students with a vintage bi-plane at the Susanville airport. -photo provided

Students from McKinley Elementary spent a fun day learning about airplanes and helicopters at the Susanville Municipal Airport last week.

According to McKinley teacher Tarah Clark the kids spent about 15 minutes with each plane.

“Some they were able to go inside and sit in the cockpit,” said Clark. They got a chance to try on radio headphones, work the controls and learn how pilots navigate.

Students met the flight crew from PHI Medical and were shown around the inside of their bright yellow medical helicopter, learning about calling 911 in an emergency and how the aircraft is used to transport extremely sick or injured people.

The young aviation enthusiasts also learned about the fighter planes and helicopters used in the war, for both fighting and transportation of wounded soldiers, visiting the F4 Phantom and the Bell AH-1F static displays at the entrance to the airport.

While at the airport the students also got to see several aircraft land and take-off.


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4 Responses to McKinley Students Take Fun Field Trip to Susanville Airport

  1. Lisa Hamilton

    Lisa Hamilton

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Tina Hink

  2. PHI Med 4-5 Susanville

    PHI Med 4-5 Susanville

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Proud to support our community! Thank you for stopping by, McKinley team, and letting us share our love of aviation! #Susanvillerocks #littletownbighearts

  3. Lindsey Martinez

    Lindsey Martinez

    Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Amanda Elaine

    • Amanda Elaine

      Amanda Elaine

      Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Awwwww this is awesome 😍 thank you for sharing luv 😘

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