12-13-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #34


Title
Field Trip for Space Coast Junior Senior AF JROTC 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 Space Coast Junior Senior High to Patrick AFB, FL, 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 Space Coast via school bus.  The entire trip is funded by the USAF and is at no cost to the District. 

Recommendation
Approve the field trip for 18 students to fly on USAF HC-130 aircraft at Patrick AFB, FL Flight on March 6, 2012. 

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/22/2011
Consent after Information12/13/2011

Authority for Action
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

Robert Spinner, Principal, Space Coast Junior Senior High, 638-0750

Dr. Ronald R. Bobay, North Area Superintendent, 269-3826