Flight simulators take kids up and away

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Maui Waena Intermediate School 6th-grader Kyara Tumacder, 11, controls the movements of a replica P-40 Warhawk while learning how to run the flight simulator from Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s Ford Ebesugawa Wednesday morning in Kahului. The museum is holding a statewide Barnstorming Tour, visiting schools across Hawaii to deliver 90-minute STEM lessons based on flight. The museum’s Barnstorming crew is scheduled to take its show to Sacred Hearts School later this week and to Kalama Intermediate and Hana High and Elementary next week. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

Second photo: Maui Waena Intermediate School 6th-grader Jadney Paz, 11, learns to fly with help from Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s Ford Ebesugawa Wednesday morning.

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