Aviation careers discussed at Yellowbird Society meeting

Ray Chadwick, board member of the Aviation Museum of N.H., speaks with members of the museum’s Yellowbird Society of Young Aviators on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

A visit from board member Ray Chadwick highlighted this month’s meeting of the Aviation Museum’s Yellowbird Society of Young Aviators, which took place on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the museum. Chadwick, who joined the museum’s board last year, played a significant engineering role in NASA’s Apollo program during its heyday in the 1960s and ’70s, and brought a wealth of experience to share with students.

Aided by a PowerPoint presentation, Ray delved into various aviation careers, optimal paths, and his family’s adventures as general aviation pilots. Ray elaborated on his career journey, revealing how he transitioned from an engineering background into the world of aviation.

Attendees extended their heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Chadwick for generously sharing his expertise and wisdom with members of our Yellowbird Society—a group of young people with a passion for aviation. Many are actively engaged in our student plane-build program at the Manchester School of Technology, and some are veterans of the museum’s 2023 ‘Flights of Discovery’ summer camp program.

Check out our website’s Yellowbird Society page for more info and updates about upcoming meetings and activities. The Yellowbird Society, inspired by the legendary “Yellowbird” aircraft of Boston-based Northeast Airlines, which operated from 1933 to 1972, is open to any young person with an interest in aviation.

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