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Aviation from a kid's point of view

July 28, 2012

During the week-long Kid’s Klub session at Hangar 25 Air Museum, students were able to hear from three speakers and learn about aviation history. Pictured is guest speaker John Lawdermilk, a pilot. (Courtesy photo)

The flight may be over, but the lessons learned will continue.

Hangar 25 Air Museum recently concluded its 2012 session of Kid's Klub — Flight School. According to Museum Administrator Genevieve Stockburger, there were 28 children involved this year in the week long journey.

“During the week, kids were able to learn a lot about aviation, design their own aircraft, learn about war and sacrifice made by our soldiers and even had the opportunity to write letters to airmen stationed overseas,” Stockburger said. “Overall, it was a lot of fun and I feel that the children who participated learned a lot and had a great time.”

During the week, children heard from three guest speakers — Ned Crandall, a retired pilot instructor from Webb Air Force Base; pilot John Lawdermilk; and Greg Gabehart, history professor at Howard College.

“We are proud of the programs that we are able to offer the community through Hangar 25,” Stockburger said. “It is important to have programs like Kid's Klub because it not only allows kid's to get excited about history, but also builds a relationship between the museum and the people it serves.”

Stockburger emphasized how the sponsors and supporters of Kid's Klub make the program possible.

“I want to give a special thanks to my volunteers who helped Kid's Klub. It would have been a disaster without them,” she said.

Kid's Klub was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and with a grant from HEB Grocery Community Investment program, she noted.

Kid's Klub is an annual program and one of many held throughout the year at Hangar 25. To find out more information, call 264-1999 or visit the website at www.hangar25airmuseum.com. Hangar 25 is located at 1911 Apron Drive.

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