As a Homeschoolers we were able to go to the Air Races as a Family. We went with the Northern Nevada Home Schools Group which is a Non-Profit Organization that put this event together as a “Field Trip.”
As a Group of more than 260 folks, we were able to gain admission into the Air Races for an amazing deal of $2 a person! Oh Heck yeah! The parking was free (saving us each $10), easy and located right next to our entrance gate. The field trip wristbands got us into the Pit area, and in total we saved $24 admission/adult +$32 Pit access/person. We also went to a few classes that were held there about Space and then the other about Drones. Fun fun! With the price of admission we were able to see the planes and speak to some of the owners too, watch from the Grandstands, and go to a few classes.
Both Gavin and his cousin Dresden had so much fun…however their most favorite thing was the “kitty-hawk” rides where they can control their own little plane or helicopter. Don’t get me wrong…they LOVED the flying planes above; especially the ones with the “smoke” coming out. hehe.
Dresden wasn’t too sure about the Giant Military plane though. He kept asking if he could just stand outside and wait for us…lol. We pretty much acted like he didn’t say anything and once he was inside he did alright. Gavin really enjoyed acting like the pilot. I have a few photos of him sitting in the pilot’s chairs on a few different aircraft.
The classes were pretty nice as well. The first class was the NASA class about space and how some local businesses create products that are used in space missions. Oh and how we have places locally that you can re-enact space launches with math equations and problem solving just as if you were working for NASA itself. They came up with really cool apps that, of course, Gavin wanted to make sure we downloaded. ha ha!
The second class was about Drones. The flying personal ones mostly…which were Super cool! The boys loved the Goggles that had the “tv” inside of them. The girl holding the drone, while the boys were looking through the goggles, was nice enough to point the camera at them so they can see themselves looking through the goggles. Which was absolutely fun and surreal!
One of the Booths in the classroom tents had this amazing Flight Simulator that we all totally bombed at…ha! But it was still fun to give it a shot. Anything with a handle bar that looks like a real pilot might possibly use is “so Cool!” lol.
We will definitely be coming back in the same way we came this year! We LOVE Homeschooling! Field Trips as a Family is seriously the BEST! We Love that our community is so friendly to us.