In this episode, we’ll learn how pilots train to get out and back down to Earth safely, and we’ll hear from someone who did it (upside down, at 23,000 feet!).
Aside from hurting your wallet, commercial flights also hurt the planet, contributing to the continuous input of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere that is in turn contributing to climate change.
Host Maddie Sofia talks with climate scientist Kim Cobb about her push to get scientists to fly less for work, and what happened when the pandemic suddenly made that idea a reality.
Niina Ikonen and Carita Savolainen-Kopra from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare studied high-traffic areas in the Helsinki airport to identify where germs were most prevalent.
In this activity, students will be transformed into strategically low-impact world travelers.
Real-time air traffic reveals travel patterns occurring on timescales far more rapid than species migration.
Museum educator Ann Caspari will read the original story Fly and Float, a story about seaplanes.
Museum educator Ann Caspari will read the original story “Homebuilt Airplanes,” which tells the story of three friends who build their own airplane out of items in their home.
In this episode of our “Pilot Pals” story time series, we share the story of the Fokker T-2 and its record-setting nonstop flight across the country in 1923.
In the first episode of our “Pilot Pals” story time series, we share the story of Amelia Earhart and her famous red airplane.