‘Take Flight’ at Lebanon High School

Our student plane-building partnership with Lebanon High School in Lebanon, N.H.

Students are scheduled to start construction of their first aircraft in September 2024.

Follow along below as we chronicle the progress of building a plane!

Saturday, Feb. 3: Lebanon High students visit Aviation Museum

Surprise visitors! Saturday, Feb. 3 saw three students from Lebanon (N.H.) High School travel down I-89 to check out the museum—and see the crates that contain pieces of the airplane they’ll soon be building.

That’s right! Next September, students at Lebanon High in the state’s Upper Valley region will embark on ‘Take Flight,’ a plane-building program modeled on the one that the Aviation Museum helped start at the Manchester (N.H.) School of Technology.

In partnership with the museum and Tango Flight, students will assemble a two-seat Van’s RV-12iS light sport aircraft. Aided by Lebanon High faculty and working alongside volunteer mentors, students will have the unrivaled hands-on experience of building a real airplane!

As in Manchester, when the airplane is completed (a process that’s expected to take two years), it’ll be sold on the open market, with proceeds going to fund the next aircraft build. For now, follow along as Lebanon High juniors Kyle Hines, Laura Hines, and Sully Merrill explore the museum.