Introduction to a Flight Computer

This Introduction to a Flight Computer lesson plan also includes:

Keep your hands on the wheel—at all times! Scholars learn why pilots use a flight computer through a high-flying demonstration. Making calculations for speed, distance, or time is automatic if you know how to use a flight computer. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners to write a paragraph explaining how the flight computer works
  • Ask a local pilot to come for the lesson and demonstrate how to use the flight computer
Classroom Considerations
  • Builds on previous knowledge of direct variation equations
  • The first in a series of three lessons
  • Adaptable to different subjects and grade levels
  • Includes an opening exercise
  • None
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