Dropping in on a museum with a horde of students can be unsettling for most. At Pacific Coast Air Museum they not only stepped up...they stepped up and out of this world! I brought a group of 12 8th graders for a spontaneous visit to learn more about flight and the every growing collection at this museum. We not only had a docent led tour, but both Barney and Dan(?, who let us in a couple of aircraft), but were allowed into several aircraft as a special treat. It is rare that this is allowed and the museum will only allow this usually on special days. Having two very knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents that went the extra distance to explain both the science and the history behind the aircraft was awesome.
Thanks to Dottie (sp?) and the rest of the crew for also making this a great part of our learning adventure of the day!