Learn about aerodynamics, build a project and take it home, enjoy story time and more. Fun for the whole family, workshops are 90 minutes each, weekends only. Explore the new How Planes Are Made area in the Gallery (daily).
Bernoulli’s Masks - (7/19, 7/20, 8/23, 8/24)
During this workshop, participants can combine the science of flight with the power of their own creativity. Bernoulli showed how changes in the speed of a moving fluid (including air) change its pressure. Aerospace engineers can use this principle to create wings that create lift. Workshop participants can try several demonstrations and then create their own mask, using Bernoulli’s principle to add a fun surprise to their creations.
Folded Flight - (7/26, 7/27, 8/30, 8/31)
The paper airplane has always been an iconic image, conveying a sense of fun and light-hearted experimentation, but it can also be a powerful tool for education. The Folded Flight workshop will instruct participants on the construction of three different paper airplanes, each with their own distinct flight characteristics. The workshop will also discuss control surfaces and other aircraft components, demonstrating the dramatic changes in flight that come with a few simple modifications.
The Amazing Hipster Hoopster - (8/2, 8/3)
As aviation technology develops, new designs and ideas become increasingly important. With that in mind, you’re invited to explore the unusual shape of the annular, or circular, wing. Participants can discuss different experimental designs and examine the surprising results.
Earth’s Original Aviators: The Power of Natural Flight - (7/5, 7/6, 8/9, 8/10)
Have you ever wondered how a bird controls its feathers? Have you heard someone say that bees are aerodynamically impossible? Come and explore the strange and amazing methods birds and other creatures use to take flight, while also examining new technology derived from natural systems. Each participant will have a chance to design their own artificial bird, using four different wing shapes.
Design-a-Plane Workshop - (7/12, 7/13, 8/16, 8/17)
Spending time at Paine Field is a lot of fun; there are always interesting aircraft taking off and landing. But what are they? During this workshop, participants can learn a few of the famous faces that appear regularly over Everett, while also learning some key design elements that make airplanes work. Future designers can also use simple construction materials and templates to make their own model, a design limited only by their imagination.
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More information coming soon!
Please visit the Future of Flight Foundation's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/futureofflightfoundation to see pictures of "The Romance of Flight" Gala & Auction!
The Photographer pictures from NorthWest Photo Inc. are available at http://www.nwphotoinc.com/website/gallery.php?gid=898 to download for free.Thank you to Sam Freeman for taking photos of that night!
Foundation donors and partners receive exclusive invitations to our one-of-a-kind events. This year, our private 747-8 First Flight celebration included donors of $125 or more, and also our business Partners in Innovation participants. Donors received a reserved spot on our Strato Deck for both takeoff and landing, a VIP parking pass, and refreshments.If you are a business, consider joining our Partners in Innovation program. This program gives you the perfect opportunity to treat your clients, employees, family, and friends to incredible events hosted by the Future of Flight Foundation, while supporting the Foundation. Spaces for these events are available based on donation level.
For donations, please contact our Development Director.