of East High School incorporates aviation history and principles of flight
into numerous classes. He wants his students to realize that the theories
and math problems they study actually have practical applications. He
also feels that ne has a responsibility to his students to make them aware
of the rich aviation history of Kansas. This award affirms the value of
using the excitement of aviation to help youngsters learn the valuable
lessons they need to succeed.
a fifth grade teacher at Wichita’s Rea Woodman Elementary School, goes
a step beyond classroom teaching. With the assistance of Cessna Aircraft,
she has treated tier students to a flight over the city, the first flying
experience for many of tier students. She also has them tour Mid-Continent
Airport and its control tower.
are exposed to a variety of speakers in the classroom, including FAA officials,
meteorologists and officers of the Wichita Police Department, who have
actually landed a police helicopter on the school grounds.
incorporates Kansas aviation heritage in the classroom teaching its role
as an important manufacturing industry in Wichita. Aviation careers are
explored, including crop dusting, aviation insurance, factory workers,
airline employees, airport employees and the careers that fail between
affirms Sheila’s dedication to teaching aviation as part of school curriculum.
Through her, Sheila Hiser’s students gain an appreciation for how much
aviation affects all Kansans.
Dicken is a walking encyclopedia of information… Civil Air Patrol history,
Aerospace Education, and much more. Ms Dicken has shared that knowledge
with the students of Kansas as an educator in the Wichita school system
for 23 years, as well as active participation in the NEA, and as ASWG
DAE from 1968 to the present. Betty is always willing to snare her knowledge
and give counsel as needed. Her love of CAP and AE is very evident to
all who visit with her.
her educator career, she has served in numerous positions including, but
not limited to: president of the Kansas Association of Teachers of Science,
chairperson of the KCOAE Workshop Committee, charter member of the World
AE Association, and KSWG Testing Officer.
CAP environment her activities have included helping organize the Wichita
Rescue Cadet Squadron, serving as KSWG Director of Plans an Programs (Sr.
Trng) from 1974 to 1980 and again in 1984 to the present, and served as
Project Officer for the KSWG Conference for the last five conferences
held in Wichita.
awards include the Gill Robb Wilson Award, Distinguished Service Award,
Meritorious Award with three bronze clusters, Wing Commanders Commendation
with two bronze clusters, NCR Brewer Award (three times), and various
Industry is greatly in debt to this fine representative for giving of
herself in so many ways and for so many years.
was born and raised in Massachusetts, but has lived the past 50 years
in Wichita, retiring as a successful businessman. He has both Free Balloon
and Blimp pilots licenses signed by Orville Wright and a degree in engineering.
He is an honorary life member of the Lighter-Than-Air Society and a past
lecturer for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
aviation career got off to a good start in 1930 working for the Goodyear
Zeppelin Corporation. He is the only American to have made 22 transatlantic
crossings in the passenger airships Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin. He missed
only two flights of the Hindenburg – the “propaganda” flight ordered by
Hitler and its final flight.
a book entitled “The Golden Age of the Great Passenger Airships.” Because
the German writings on the subject were selective propaganda for the Nazi
state, this book constitutes the essential data on this phase of aviation
Citizen, Hal has served on the Wichita School Board, as mayor of the City
of Eastborough and has been active in the Boy Scouts Executive Council
and Rotary Club.
her career in the University of Minnesota, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Department as an undergraduate teaching assistant. She is currently employed
as Aerodynamic Laboratory Director, National Institute for Aviation Research
at Wichita State University.
She was previously
employed by the Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington in their Wind Tunnel
Test Group and has held an Associate Engineer as well as Lead Engineer
position for Boeing military Aircraft Company in Wichita.
She has more
than ten publications to her credit, the most recent “Development and
Application of an Electronic Flow Visualization System for the WSU 7 x
10 Foot Wind Tunnel.”
to Ms. Johnson include the Wichita Council of Engineering Societies ‘1994
Engineering Service Award. Bonnie is also active in the Society of Women
Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, International
99’s, 4ichita State University Unclassified Professional Senate and Experimental
has demonstrated outstanding performance, leadership and dedication in
the field of aerospace education and we are honored to present her with
Wichita children were enjoying the final weeks of their summer vacation
in mid-August, the students and teachers at Dodge-Edison soared into a
new school year with a FLIGHT Intensive theme.
opening weeks of the school year, each teacher integrated the theme of
flight into their everyday lessons. Reading, writing, social studies,
science and even some math classes were talking about flight. Students
learned about the 4right Brothers through literature studies mapped Amelia
Earhart’s final flight across the Pacific Ocean and wrote newspaper articles
about the Spirit of St. Louis and Lucky Lindy.
up the school wide flight theme, some classes took field trips to McConnell
Air Force Base and Jabara Airport to see aircraft up close. Working hand-in-hand
with the teachers and students at Dodge-Edison, the Flight Intensive renewed
antausiasin and appreciaton for the world of aviation.
teaches 5th Grade at Adams Elementary in Arkansas City. She has taught
Aerospace Education to her 5tn graders since 1981. She has been very active
in the many areas of aviation education.
In the classroom,
she uses ideas received from the many conferences and congresses that
she has attended. Moscript also uses what she has learned in the Astronaut
Training Program for Aerospace Educators at the Kansas Comsophere and
Space Center in Hutchinson and at the NASA Space Center in Houston.
has attended the National Congress on Aviation and Space Education every
year since 1981 and has presented at several of the Congresses. She has
been a charter member of Aerospace Education Association of American since
1988. She has been a member of the Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education
since 1993. She has presented several times at the Kansas Association
of Teachers of Science and at the National Science Teachers Convention.
She taught an Aerospace Education workshop at the Science and Mathematics-Assessing,
Reinforcing, Teaching together Conference.
has received the Grover Loening Aerospace Award and the Brewer Regional
Aviation Education Award. She is a hot air balloon enthusiast, having
taught hot air ballooning and worked as chase crew.
is active with the Civil Air Patrol, and brings many of their programs
to her classroom.
Kirkland is not an educator by profession. Even so, he has open instrumental
in leading hundreds of young people into the discovery of flight. As an
electrical engineer for 32 years for Beechcraft/Raytheon and even more
years as an aviation hobbyist, Mr. Kirkland has gained valuable experience
and knowledge that he gladly shares with Kansas teachers and students
by leading workshops in Middle School and High School classrooms. mr.
Kirkland is a private pilot and member of the Experimental Aircraft Association
(EAA). As such, he has been instrumental in promoting the Young Eagles
program here in Kansas. Not only has he personally flown more than two-hundred
young people – and a few who are not so young – he has organized the efforts
of many other pilots in providing over one thousand flights of discovery.
In one week alone, Mr. Kirkland coordinated 170 flights out of the Augusta,
Anthony, and Benton Airports.
has influenced other educational programming as well. In 1990, he introduced
rio-building, as an educational activity at the Kansas Aviation Museum.
Since that time more than two thousand children have had the opportunity
to learn about airplane structures and gained practical experience with
this valuable hands-on activity. Over the past several years, Mr. Kirkland
has offered advice on youth activities and has participated in nearly
every KAM special event in order to educate and encourage our young visitors
to get involved in aviation.
is a true aviation enthusiast with extensive time in many aspects of aviation,
including radio control, experimental, construction, soaring, and restoration.
His latest project is the restoration of a 1941 CulD. Even though Mr.
Kirkland loves to fly and wants to help the EAA reach its goal of getting
a million kids in the air by 2003, his real joy in all of this comes from
working with the kids.
part,” he says, “is seeing the looks on the kids’ faces when they actually
get to fly the plane.”