Model Rocketry Demonstrations For School Kids
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - Human beings have dreamed about flying like the birds since the beginning of time. But the next best thing is building something that really flies.
As far as the local Civil Air Patrol is concerned, the sky's the limit.
The Twin Falls Composite Squadron 049 put on model rocketry demonstrations for all seven elementary schools in Twin Falls.
“Civil Air Patrol basically is an auxiliary of the United States Air Force. So we learn all their regulations, their courtesies, drill, all the training,” said Tech. Sgt. Anthony Masic, Civil Air Patrol.
First, the cadets gave a 20 minute presentation on the history of rockets, beginning with the Chinese inventing gunpowder. Then they showed the school kids how real science translates into excitement.
“It was very interesting. The last one, I thought it would land a little closer, but it went further. And the Big Betty rocket, it was really huge, but you could barely see it, though. So I didn't think that was going to happen,” said Maryam Jumah, Student, Perrine Elementary School.
The Twin Falls Moose Lodge donated all of the money to pay for this model rocketry demonstration project.
For the CAP’s next project, they'll be building a hovercraft that you can see on display at this year's Magic Valley Air Show at the end of July.
"The only thing about this is, we're not directly funded by the United States Air Force. So that's a bit of a downer. We look to the community to receive funding. But it is a great program to go into if you're looking to get more into aerospace, aeronautics, all that," Masic said.
If you'd like to find out more about and possibly join the Twin Falls Civil Air Patrol, or if you'd like to make a donation to them, contact Major Richard Powell at 421-0147.