AIAA Greater Huntsville Section First Flight Commemoration Contest 2017:
To commemorate the anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight and the birth of our industry, the Greater Huntsville Section, in coordination with Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 190, is sponsoring an essay contest for relatives of AIAA members and students of AIAA Educator Associates who are between the ages of 12 and 17. The contest winner will receive a free hour of flight instruction. All entrants receive a free airplane flight, courtesy of EAA.
WHO CAN ENTER: Any relative of a Greater Huntsville Section member and any student of an AIAA Educator Associate who is between 12 and 17 years of age. NOTE: The age limit is based on the EAA’s guidance for appropriate ages to receive initial flight instruction. Contestants must list their sponsoring AIAA member and their relationship to the member.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Produce an original essay on the following theme:
a. Today, all of our lives have been impacted by the development of aviation. The Wright Brothers were key to this development by successfully manipulating the forces of flight and starting us on the journey to modern day aviation. In your essay please discuss: the 4 forces of flight and how the Wright brothers addressed them, and write about one aspect of modern day aviation that interests you (examples: aircraft (any type) design, control tower operations, aircraft propulsion, etc.)
2. Review the essay criteria on page 2.
3. The essay may contain images and diagrams, correctly cited, along with original graphics and artwork. A coherent message to address the theme is essential.
4. Email your essay and the form on page 2 to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59 PM CST on December 12th, 2017.
JUDGING: A panel of judges comprised of Greater Huntsville Section members will review and evaluate the essays. The contestant receiving the highest score according to the criteria attached will be the winner.
DEADLINE: The completed application form with the Word or .pdf file containing the essay must be received at email@example.com no later than 11:59 pm CST on December 12th.
PRIZES: Everyone who enters will fly! The contestant whose essay is selected as the winner will receive a free hour of flight instruction in a light aircraft courtesy of EAA Chapter 190. All entrants will receive an orientation flight in a light aircraft via the EAA Young Eagles program. Flight dates are to be determined but expect flights to occur between January – March 2018.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNER: The winner will be announced on December 17, the anniversary of the Wright Brothers first controlled powered flight.