Participants will learn about the science involved in engineering an aircraft as well as design and build the model in the Youth Education Center’s new science labs.
Throughout the activity, pilots and engineers will be available to answer questions and share experiences from their careers in aviation. After the jet fighter model is complete, participants will be taken to Boeing Plaza to see the F-35 Lightning II aircraft in person and meet the pilots!
Made possible by DATC, registration for AviationTech at EAA AirVenture is free! Registration is required.
AviationTech Tuesday and Thursday Lab Activities
Complete a partially developed computer-aided design file in Solid Edge software and send the design to the lab’s 3D printer. You will also be able to take your completed design home on a flashdrive.
Test your knowledge on airframe construction and engine applications (help and hints will be available), and then pick up your basic circuit board.
Complete the circuit board and install the board in the aircraft model components.
Assemble all the aircraft model components and bring home your own F-35 aircraft model.
Wind Tunnel Lab
Watch a demonstration of airflow and characteristics of flight.
A dedicated tram will depart every 30 minutes for Boeing Plaza. See the F-35 Lightning in person and meet the aircraft’s pilots!