Aerospace involves the fascination of flying an airplane, launching a rocket, conquering space and becoming an astronaut or pilot. Through fun and challenging activities, you will learn about flying, kites, hot air balloons, remote control airplanes, gliders and space shuttles.

Aerospace, Level 2

Whether you have just started exploring aerospace or already know about rockets, hot air balloons, airplanes and kites, you’ll enjoy the activities in Lift Off. In this project, you’ll learn how to build a straw rocket, make a paper airplane, build a real model rocket, make and read a map, identify airplane models, investigate how weather affects flying, identify parts of a hot air balloon, discover how “angle of attack” affects kite flying and more. Explore your flight plan, select your aerospace helper and complete the Lift Off achievement plan.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

You should complete a minimum of seven activities and three leadership experiences each year (such as giving a demonstration, participating in a judging activity, taking a tour, exhibiting your project, or attending a workshop). You will need to complete a total of 20 activities to complete this level. You may take three years to complete this level of the aerospace program.

MATERIALS

M Lift Off, BU6843, $6.00
L Flight Crew Helper’s Guide, BU6846, $6.00

Aerospace, Level 3

Learn how to build your own drinking straw and balloon rocket, organize a model rocket launch day, make a paper flight simulator, make a flying wing (glider) and build a controllable glider. Also make a hang glider, build a Nagasaki Hata Fighter Kite and identify parts of a helicopter.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

You should complete a minimum of seven activities and three leadership experiences each year. You will need to complete a total of 20 activities to complete this level. You may take three years to complete this level of the aerospace program.

MATERIALS

M Reaching New Heights, BU6844, $6.00
L Flight Crew Helper’s Guide, BU6846, $6.00

Aerospace, Level 4

In this level, you will design, build and launch a model rocket, construct and use an altitude tracker, research how to qualify for a pilot’s license and plan the most fuel-efficient flight path for a commercial aircraft. You’ll also evaluate and design navigation systems, build a flat-style box kite, design and propose a new Emergency Medical Service (EMS) helicopter service, investigate gravity and complete a career profile.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

You should complete a minimum of seven activities and three leadership experiences each year. You will need to complete a total of 20 activities to complete this level. You may take three years to complete this level of the aerospace program.

MATERIALS

M Pilot in Command, BU6845, $6.00
L Flight Crew Helper’s Guide, BU6846, $6.00
Aerospace Independent Study 
Flight Crew Helper’s Guide, BU6846, $6.00 Many activities are included for hands-on experiential group fun such as aerospace quiz bowls, skillathons and an airport field day.