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Feb 28

John Steinbeck Tuskegee Airmen Long Lost Story rediscovered

posted on February 28, 2015
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    The famous American writer John Steinbeck wrote a story about the Tuskegee Airmen. This article has recently been rediscovered, telling the story of an Airman earning his wing in WW II.      
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Feb 27

NYC Tuskegee Airmen Visit Frederick Douglass Academy

posted on February 27, 2015
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Hosted by Mr. Henry Rey, Aeronautics Teacher, several of the remaining Tuskegee Airmen spoke to the students at FDA in celebration of Back History Month. These American Heroes told their story of wanting to fly in WW II and were held back because of their race. The idea of black Americans bombing white Germans  was […]
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Feb 24

Combat Simulator Triple 32″ Forward View + 22″ Cockpit Screen

posted on February 24, 2015
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We have a new Fold – A – Way screen design for our Panoramic  90″ forward view Triple Screen Simulator. This design permits the 2 side screens to fold inward for transport and easy setup in road show service
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Feb 21

U.S. Marine Corps recruiting a few good Woman and Men

posted on February 21, 2015
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Marine Corps Recruiting Command New 4th Marine Corps District simulators visited Morgantown University to attract young woman and men to Marine Aviation. HotSeat built these high fidelity Panoramic View simulators for the USMC configured as a Helicopter Sim and Combat Sim. This is a pilot (Ha!) program to test the success rate with college students. […]
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Feb 17

T.W. Andrews High School in High Point, N.C

posted on February 17, 2015
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The aviation program at T.W. Andres was featured in these photographs by  Laura Greene  for the High Point Enterprise newspaper. The program uses 15 of our Dual Screen flight simulators.  This program teaches students how flying in flight simulators applies math and science in a meaningful way in Project Based Learning activities. 
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Feb 03

Paper Airplanes for Bored Students

posted on February 3, 2015
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What a great metaphor to teach kids math and science.  Every teacher has had students make paper airplanes then disrupt the class. National Geographic has a great chapter on this. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/going-deep-with-david-rees/galleries/on-the-topic-paper-airplanes/at/folding-under-pressure-2085137/  
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Jan 23

Otronicon Orlando Fl. Features HotSeat Triple Screen Flight Simulator

posted on January 23, 2015
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Otronicon is the big technology event sponsored by the Orlando Science Center. Ron Handy, from Phenix Designs, displayed this simulator in his booth at Otronicon. The simulator was enjoyed by kids and parents flying around the Orlando area. Aviation has a profound use of math and science in every flight plan. Students use our curriculum […]
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Jan 22

NPR / PRI Science Friday Visits Frederick Douglass Academy in NYC

posted on January 22, 2015
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Ariel Zych, Science Fridays educational editor, visited the Frederick Douglass Academy’s Aeronautics class to see how NYC students can plan then fly, validating their calculations. Ariel chatted with students who have learned how to apply the math and science curriculum using edustations flight simulators. She was totally amazed at the quality and proficiency these NYC […]
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Jan 22

Yale ROTC Update

posted on January 22, 2015
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Yale has been using their dual screen simulator in their Flying Club. Naval Lieutenant Josh Parson is shown flying the simulator with the students interested in careers in the Navy Aviation. The simulator just got an update to the newest release of Prepar3D so he can fly the upcoming F-35 fighter.
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Jan 11

Common Core K12 STEM Lab Curriculum

posted on January 11, 2015
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Project Based Learning Activities: Using edustation K12 STEM Lab curriculum Grade levels 5 – 8 Students apply Common Core & Next Gen Science Standards High school students in NYC apply math and science every day in the aeronautics class at The Frederick Douglass Academy. The class is based on the innovative edustation K-12 STEM Lab […]
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