The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum at St. Louis Downtown Airport hosted 80 Cahokia, IL Head Start students and their teachers Tuesday, offering 3-5 year-old children the chance to explore aviation first-hand. The children were invited to climb into a Link trainer cab, F-4 Phantom II cockpit and the museum’s Lockheed Jetstar executive jet that was once owned by Howard Hughes. The children also sat in a PC-12 medical transport “KidsFlight 3″ and a Cessna 172 from west ramp FBO Ideal Aviation. The airport Fire Department brought their impressive Panther fire truck, always a hit with young and old alike. The airport will host another 80 children Thursday.
The museum welcomes group visits, though prior arrangements are necessary. Special thanks to Firefighter Terry Bowman for arranging and coordinating the visits this week. Photos by museum President, Mark Nankivil.