Members of the Boys & Girls Club from La Venture and Mount Baker middle schools took a trip to the Heritage Flight Museum in Burlington on Oct. 10.
The students explored the museum and small aircraft. Under the supervision of flight instructor Mike Dyberg, students were allowed to board the planes and learn a bit about flight controls and the basics of operating a plane.
The Heritage Flight Museum holds several military aircraft, according to a news release from Tammy Findlay of Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County.
During the tour, students stuck their heads inside planes that escaped Pearl Harbor, felt hulls that protected soldiers from bullets and learned about the purpose of each plane.
Aviation is only one of many careers in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field that is facing a shortage, according to the release.