09-23-2008 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #22


Title
Satellite High School Field Trip - AFJROTC Students to Fly Aboard USAF HC-130 (Fixed-Wing Aircraft) at Patrick AFB, FL

Discussion
Educational objectives include orientation to aeronautics, aviation equipment and careers, and airborne navigation.  Students will be transported from Satellite High School to Patrick AFB, Florida, on October 28, 2008, via school bus. Students will receive a pre-flight briefing describing the nomenclature, history and mission of the HC-130, as well as safety procedures and equipment. Next, they board the aircraft for a 30-minute flight around the Melbourne/Cape Canaveral area.  Students will have lunch at the Patrick Dining Hall and then return to Satellite High School via school bus. The entire trip is funded by the USAF and there will be no cost to the district.

Recommendation
Approve the field trip for 18 students to fly on USAF HC-130 at Patrick AFB, Florida on October 28, 2008.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/9/2008
Consent after Information9/23/2008

Authority for Action
Procedures and Criteria for Field Trips

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Mark Elliott, Principal Satellite High School - 779-2000

Dr. Ronald Bobay, Area IV/II Superintendent - 269-3826

Dr. Richard DiPatri, Superintendent - 633-1000 x402