St. Mary's Ryken Flight Academy Opens With 24 Flight Simulators

St. Mary's Ryken Flight Academy Opens With 24 Flight Simulators

 

 

 

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A new STEM lab with 24 flight simulators opened this year in Paschal Hall. Called the SMR Flight Academy, the interactive classroom provides students with an opportunity to gain insight into the field of aviation. In the Flight Academy, students will use simulators to feel what it is like to be a pilot and see how math and science principles are used in flight.

Students enrolled in the Scholars Program Engineering Pathway, which focuses on aerospace engineering, will especially benefit from the simulators, which will be integrated into their curriculum.

Students exploring other curriculums will have access to the space as well through extracurricular activities and clubs with a focus on sustainability, the environment and math.

The Flight Academy will also be available for Summer Knights summer camps, middle school STEM activities and other programs open to the public.

For more information about the Flight Academy, visit www.smrhs.org/FlightAcademy.

“ The Flight Academy allows us to take what we learned in our Aerospace Engineering class about how a plane moves and how its instruments function, and compare it to an actual simulation of flying a plane,” said Jack DeLucco ’23. “It allows us to understand the topics better by seeing as opposed to just being told how they function.”

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