2017 February Aerospace and Promotions

Mt Airy Composite Squadron met on February 24, 2017, at the Mt Airy Senior and Community Center for it’s fourth week meeting.  The squadron began with the usual opening ceremony, inspections and drill. Senior members stepped up to cover aerospace, leadership and cadet promotions.

Aerospace was taught and orchestrated by senior member Buchheit. This week’s lesson covered the physics and mathematical principles behind energy transference. The cadets were given tissue, paper and tape. Their challenge was to drop an egg from six feet and have it remain intact. Following a short time of brainstorming and presentation, they performed the egg drop experiment outside. The elevation for the egg drop was increased until there was only one winner. Mr. Buchheit pointed out how this science applies to the aerodynamics of an airplane wing. Thank you Mr. Buchheit for providing another interactive experience that made science fun to learn.

Leadership training was coordinated by Major Trombley, Mt Airy Composite Squadron Deputy Commander. The lesson plan was handed out, the cadets split up into groups and the senior cadet staff mentored the lesson. When everyone regathered, Major Trombley facilitated the question and answer portion of the lesson; challenging the cadets to a deeper understanding.

Lieutenant Colonel Buzzard, Mt Airy Composite Squadron Commander, encourages cadets to promote early and command often. There are several stellar examples of this mantra at the Mt Airy squadron. This months latest rising stars are as follow: Cadet Airman Walker, our newest cadet; Cadet Senior Airman Messick, one of the most active volunteers; and Cadet Master Sergeant Pitt, a fast riser and staunch cadet.  Congratulations everyone, for your hard work and participation!

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