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Tulsa International Airport ~ Field Trip

Our Coop took a field trip to the Tulsa International Airport today. It was really fun! When we were getting ready this morning, Eli overheard us talking about it and started crying because he wanted to go. So, I gave in and let him skip school this morning to go with us. (I think he had the most fun of all of all the kids! It's these kinds of days that I wish I could bring Eli home to homeschool him, too. But, I do know that he needs the constant social interaction of school.)

We took a behind-the-scenes tour of the path the luggage takes to the airplane and back to the terminal after a flight arrives. We got to go through security, and had a lesson in security, and walked down to the terminal.

Then they took us by shuttle to the airport fire station for a tour. It was a really neat tour, and the chief was so great with the kids! Eli was stuck to him like glue!

While we were there we got to watch some planes land.

The coolest part of the tour was definitely the plane simulation. They took volunteers to pretend they were working at the ticket counter passing out tickets, directing people through the x-ray scanner, wanding the passengers and demonstrating the safety features. Eli volunteered and he got to use the wand. Great fun!

Then we sat in a simulation that looked like a real plane, and watched a movie about career opportunities in the airline industry.

At the end they gave each of the kids an airplane ink pen and a "newspaper article" announcing the tour.

Great field trip!


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