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ENGINEERS WEEK

Start:
Feb 18
End:
Feb 20
Venue:
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Phone:
214-350-3600
Address:
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6911 Lemmon Avenue, Dallas, TX, United States, 75209

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NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK

Frontiers of Flight Museum celebrates National Engineers Week with three engineering programs for Dallas area students at the middle school, high school, and college level.
The programs are FREE for all school groups.
Teachers may schedule their classes for these presentations by contacting the Museum’s Education Department at (214) 350-3600, ext. 229 or at welch@flightmuseum.com.
Individual visitors are welcome to attend any of these engaging and interactive sessions (free with regular admission).

Tuesday, February 18
10:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 1:00 pm
The United States Navy:
Engineering Aspects of the Lockheed P-3C “Orion”

U.S. Navy Crew members who fly this sophisticated weapons system discuss the engineering behind the turboprop engines and other systems of this complex four-engine aircraft.

Wednesday, February 19
10:00 am and 11:15 am
The D/FW International Airport Fire Training and Research Center:
Aircraft Rescue Firefighting and Structural Training

Members of the airport’s elite firefighting unit describe the engineering, technology, tactical planning and training behind the vehicles, equipment and personnel utilized in responding to airport emergency situations. A crash unit from the City of Dallas Aviation Department will be on site.
DEMONSTRATION:
A disaster preparedness exercise with units from both D/FW International Airport and Love Field is scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Museum’s west side parking area . The public will be able to view the exercise but must remain behind established barriers.

Thursday, February 20
10:30 am, 12:00 noon, and 1:00 pm
Retired CIA/ National Photographic Interpretation Center Intelligence Officer Glenn Farmer:
The Technology of High-Altitude Photoreconnaissance and the U-2 Spy Plane

Museum Volunteer Glenn Farmer explains the technology behind the aircraft and cameras employed in high-altitude photographic reconnaissance, using actual images taken by Lockheed U-2 pilots during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.

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