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An Abundance of Knowledge and Hand-Crafted Airplanes

After spending a semester exploring science, history and invention, the students enrolled in the First-Year Seminar “Taking Flight” have something to show for the knowledge that they have obtained: they have constructed their own flying apparatuses!

Students will display and demonstrate the many airplanes they have been building from 11:30 until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec.10, in the Bristol Field House.

Scotty Orr, technological specialist with the Mathematics and Computer Science department who oversees the group, said they have built everything from self-designed gliders and rubberband-powered airplanes, to super-modified small radio-control aircraft, to the whole-class project that they have been working on feverishly since before Thanksgiving: A 1/5th scale (equating to a 7-foot wingspan) radio-controlled Piper Cub.

Special guests invited to the event include members of the Finger Lakes Air Pirates, the Penn Yan Flying Club, and the Weedsport chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

The community is invited to join the group for any or all of the event.