3rd and 4th Graders Explore Airport Communications

3rd and 4th grade aviation communication

Our 3rd and 4th graders are diving into the world of aviation with hands-on projects, exploring airport communications! 

Here, Milan A. is making a windsock, a conical textile tube designed to indicate wind direction and relative wind speed. It is commonly used at airports, airstrips, and helipads to provide pilots and air traffic controllers with visual information about wind conditions. The windsock will point in the direction from which the wind is blowing, and its shape and angle can also give an indication of wind speed. Pilots use this information to make informed decisions during takeoff, landing, and taxiing.

Through this unit, our learners are discovering how effective communication between pilots, air traffic controllers, and the community ensures airport safety and impacts our daily lives.