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Middle School kicks off aviation and aerospace partnership

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What:        San Antonio AirLIFE helicopter landing and CAP flight simulators to kick off a new yearlong aviation and aerospace
                    partnership with the Dee Howard Foundation and Rhodes Middle School

Who:         -   Members of the Tex ‘Hill’ Squadron of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary’s Civil Air Patrol, known as CAP

                   -    San Antonio AirLIFE pilots

                  -    200 Rhodes MS students, who will view the landing seated in the football field’s stands and 100 students who will
experience flight simulators in the school’s STEM lab

                 -    Wayne Fagan, Dee Howard Foundation chair, and 

                 -    Patti Radle, President SAISD School Board

When:       Oct. 18 - (Tuesday) 10 a.m. helicopter landing on the football field & 10:20 a.m. flight simulators & VIP Meet & Greet in
                     STEM lab

Where:      Rhodes Middle School football field and STEM lab, 3000 Tampico St.

In addition to watching the San Antonio AirLIFE helicopter landing and having an opportunity to visit with pilots, students in technology and science classes will experience the thrill of flying through flight simulators provided by CAP, the Tex “Hill” Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. Students will rotate through simulators in the STEM lab and library.

This will be the first in a year’s worth of exciting and hands-on aviation- and aerospace-related learning opportunities for students offered through funding and partnership of the Dee Howard Foundation. The partnership will enhance the lessons Rhodes students are learning at this SAISD in-district technology charter school and increase their knowledge of career opportunities in this exciting field.