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 :
• 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, 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 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 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
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.
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!
BGI (Basic Ground Instructor) and
Instrument-Rated Private Pilot
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A bundle you might also like is:
Student Aviation Bundle, Grades 7 – 10
And other products you might like include:
Cell Phone Rules, Safety Reasons
Tuskegee Airmen: Four Advocates
Amelia Earhart : Her History
Early U.S. Airmail: First Pilots, Flights Before the Airlines