Our local homeschool group went on a field trip to the Rapid City Regional Airport today. The kids (and accompanying adults) got to meet some Civil Air Patrol folks and learn about the CAP.
Also got to see an airplane from the Air Support Ministries or "Jesus Planes." This group flies and shows off their airplanes at airshows across the country, and they share their faith as they do so. Only one of their group was able to make it today, John Stoberski, but he did a great job of sharing his passion for aviation--and his Savior--with those present today.
The kids got to go out and climb into his plane and also the CAPs new plane. The kids threw their names into a bucket and a few fortunate ones got to fly around the pattern in the Jesus Plane for a little while. My daughter got to fly for the first time today (about 9 years earlier than her dad ever did), and she was super-jazzed. She's also thinking of joining the CAP cadets when she gets a couple of years older.
The small pic right below has a link to the pictures I took today if you'd like to check them out. (Homeschool kids don't get out? Homeschool kids don't get any socialization? Don't buy it for a second!)
Here's a picture of Ed Manzano, the guy from our homeschool group who organized the outing, and one of the CAP guys. Thanks, Ed! Those that braved the 104+ degree heat had a great time!!!