The Central Jersey Aviation Education Science Club (CJAESC)
How to get involved | Upcoming Meetings and Events | Past Meetings and Events
Click Here to Download the Club Brochure
Click the link below to read an article about the Aviation Education Camp's feature in the
April 5, 2013 issue of General Aviation News!
Article on the Aviation Education Camp
The science club that was created through the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation
Education Program Grant is continuing as the Central Jersey Aviation Education Science Club.
The club is open to any and all students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
with a focus on Aviation Transportation.
The club had its first informational meeting at Delaware Valley Regional High School in December, 2011.
13 students from DVRHS, Jim Gessner (science teacher - DVRHS), and Linda Castner (Alexandria Airport - Part-Owner/Operator) were present. It was agreed the club would rotate its meeting locations as more students from different schools join. Alexandria Airport will be the local airport used.
The "Magic of Alexandria" Aviation Education Science Club Courtesy Car will continue to provide funding for the club's activities through the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce Adventure Package.
For more information on the Courtesy Car and Adventure Package, click here.
A schedule of meetings and events will be posted here weekly. It is anticipated the club will do "hands-on" engineering projects, as well as visit aerospace companies, corporate aviation departments, university engineering schools, simulator facilities, military bases, and the Intrepid Museum. It is also anticipated that the Courtesy Car donations will be used for flights in different aircraft and building supplies for projects.
How to get involved in 2013
-Contact either Linda Castner - firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jim Gessner - email@example.com
-Visit us at Alexandria Field Airport (63 Airport Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867)
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Our next meeting for Module #5 is on Thursday, June 20 from 7 to 8:30 pm at Alexandria Field Airport.
Past Meetings and Events
- June 6,2013: Tyler Miller gave a presentation on tanker aircraft. The club continued to work on the large foam airplane with the goal of finishing for the July 20th Airport BBQ.
- May 16, 2013: The club dicussed options for the July 20 event. A big thanks to Rich Szallai for donating a new tool kit. Blake Schuette (returning from Auburn University) donated a new project to the club. The group spent time outside with Tucker and Eddie watching and learning how to fly radio control planes.
- May 2, 2013: The club continued to work on their projects and began to prepare for the July Mini Air Show.
- April 18, 2013: The club agreed to submit a nomination for the Crossfield Aerospace Education Award. Thre group continued to work on the hover craft and 10' wingspan foam plane. No interesting pictures are available...
- April 11, 2013: The club took a visit to the Lehigh Valley International Airport Control Tower and TRACON room. Pictures were prohibited by the FAA inside the tower itself, so there are no pictures from within. All had fun.
- March 28, 2013: The club met to discuss possible future projects and opportunities. Orville Williamson and Jennifer Kluber Wolfram (GIS Specialist for Micheal Baker Jr. Inc.) led the group in mapping and measurement fundamentals.
- March 14, 2013: The first meeting for the Airspace and Navigation Module. Club members showed off their projects. Blake Schuette discussed the Message Drop Project for the July 20 Little Airshow. Jim Gessner began the lesson.
- February 28, 2013: The last meeting for the Maintenance Module. The Club visited the airport mechanic shop.
- February 16, 2013: The Club took a trip to CAE Simuflite in Whippany, New Jersey.
- January 31, 2013: The club was involved in a building project led by Orville Williamson. They made wing spars and covered a 10 foot wooden wing model.
- January 17, 2013: Club meeting at Alexandria Field Airport. Thank you to Don Riggs for bringing his RV and Don Gordon for bringing his boat. The members also took apart and reassembled a 4-stroke engine.
- January 15, 2013: Club trip to Lehigh Valley University. Thirty club members were met by Prof. Terry Hart and 2 of his graduate students. Terry's presentaion was on the last 100 years of aviation. The graduate students gave a tour of the engineering lab and the project, modified lunar lander, that they have been working on with Penn State.
- December 19, 2012: Second lesson of the Module at Delaware Valley Regional High School. Mr. Gessner led a group of 20 through a variety of material lessons and hands on activities. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, there are no pictures from the meeting.
- November 13, 2012: Final Aerodynamics of Flight Module lesson. The group constructed airfoils out of foam with a hand made hot wire system. The group assembled the foam pieces into small gliders and tested them.
October 11 , 2012: First formal Central Jersey Aviation Education Science Club! 25 participants showed.
Aerodynamics taught by Tucker Gott and Eddie Hannon. Image on the right shows displays in the back room.
- August 30, 2012: Several club members participated in washing and waxing the flight school planes. Clockwise from top left: Savern and Sage Lau, Christopher Wirkus, Eddie Hannon, and the Lau brothers again. .
- July 9-13, 2012: Several club members participated in the "Cleared for Takeoff" Aviation Science Camp this year. Tucker Gott and John Weigele were camp instructors teaching various subjects from aerodynamics to weather theories. Savern Lau and Max Andreychak delivered a presentation to the campers on aircraft materials and the science behind them. Also a thank you to Naveed and Caroline for their help with the camp as well.
- Saturday, March 17, 2012: Tour of BASF Flight Department at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, NJ. A big thank you to Eric Bosshard (Chief Pilot) for setting up the tour of the facility. The Aviation Science Club had many opportunities to ask questions and learned a lot about BASF North America.
- Saturday, January 28, 2012: Tour of the MAN Diesel & Turbo North America facility in Woodbridge, NJ.
There were a total of 16 participants including 6 students, 4 parents, 1 high school teacher, 1 airport operator,
3 MAN Diesel representatives and Linda Castner.
Torkel Tellefsen went out of his way to provide a wonderful learning experience for all. The classroom presentation,
as well as the walking tour, provided the opportunity for many questions. The added MAN Diesel & Turbo "goodie bags"
provided for everyone, were both educational and fun.
To view past meetings and events from 2011 please click here.