Give your students insight into some great pilots and aviation events, as well as guided practice in using QR codes and URLs to search for information.
Questions are available to your students in either paper or PDF formats. They may use QR codes, embedded links or the provided URLS to conduct their searches. Answers may be recorded digitally or on paper.
In this product there are 20 source links
and 20 QR
codes in the “Questions” PDF
— each link and QR code leading to information about a famous pilot— along with one or more related questions. A separate
PDF Answer Key
is also provided, as well as a “Citations and short-form URLs”
PDF with clickable links.
Some of the questions include:
• What does the "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot— “Sully” Sullenberger— say about the value of his education and training?
• “Tuskegee Airman” Charles E. McGee flew a total of 409 aerial fighter combat missions during World War II and in Korea and Vietnam. During his initial flight training, however, he suffered from motion sickness when in the air. What advice did a flight surgeon give him that solved this problem?
• What does astronaut and space-shuttle commander Eileen Collins say is the most courageous thing she ever did?
• How has actor Harrison Ford used his real-life flying skills to help others?
• French pilot and author ("The Little Prince") Antoine de Saint-Exupéry flew reconnaissance missions during World War II for France and the Allies. He failed to return from a mission in July of 1944. What clue to his fate was discovered in 1998?
• Who was the Olympic-gold-medal athlete that astronaut Story Musgrave consulted prior to his Hubble telescope repair mission, and what was the reason for the consultation?
A FREE DEMO SAMPLE of two Questions pages with live links and an answer key is available here:
Internet Aviation Scavenger Hunt—Two Pilot Legends You Never Knew
One suggested use is that you provide each student with a copy of the enclosed QUESTIONS PDF
that includes clickable, live links and QR codes; and also provide each student with a paper
copy of the QUESTIONS on which they can write the brief answers or
have them write the answers on a blank sheet of paper or
in a Microsoft Word or Apple Pages document, identifying each section by the name of the pilot.
Alternatively, print a paper copy of the QUESTIONS for each student, and let your students scan the QR code —or type in the shortened URLs printed on each page—on their internet-enabled devices to perform the searches.
You can use as many—or few— of the searches as you like in one session.
The pilots named in this resource are:
—The Wright Brothers (Wilbur and Orville)
—Louise McPhetridge Thaden
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
—Charles “Chief” Anderson
This activity will have your students “looking up" in more ways than one!
This product is also available as part of these bundles:
Aviation Explorer Bundle for Seventh (and nearby grades)
Aviation Explorer Bundle for Ninth (and nearby grades)
BGI (Basic Ground Instructor) and
Instrument-Rated Private Pilot
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