May 2023 School Visits

Bayshore’s 7th grade class came to visit Ames on May 26th 2023. This was the second year in a row where SFBAC sponsored Bayshore’s visit, providing the students with a bus to bring them to and from their school, as well as snacks and lunch.

The field trip included a tour of the 80×120 foot Wind Tunnel.

Manor School Field Trip

VFS sponsored Manor School from the Ross Valley School district for a field trip to visit Ames. The 3rd grade class made a stop by the NASA meatball for a photo op, visited the 80 x 120 Ft Wind Tunnel, and got a tour of Future Flight Central. At the end of the day, we encourage students to keep learning, be curious, and set their eyes on the stars and aim high!

SFBAC Connects with SJSU Student Chapter

The SJSU Student Chapter recruited new members on Admissions day with the help of Michelle Dominguez. The students hosted a series of presentations illustrating the multitude of research avenues of vertical flight.

SFBAC – SJSU Joint Technical Seminar: Design of a Search and Rescue Helicopter for Mount Everest by Dr. Seyhan Gul and Dr. Ravi Lumba.
VFS Board members and speakers at the first SFBAC – SJSU Joint Technical Seminar: Design of a Search and Rescue Helicopter for Mount Everest by Dr. Seyhan Gul and Dr. Ravi Lumba.
Board Members of SFBAC VFS and VFS DBVF Technical Chair presenting How to Start a VFS – Student Chapter at SJSU Spartan Admitted Day.

March 2023 School Visits

Natasha Schatzman went on an outreach tour in March representing NASA and the San Fransisco Bay Area Chapter Vertical Flight Society. She engaged young students in California and Georgia with NASA’s effort in vertical flight. The next-gen students got a head start on the next generation of aviation and air transport.

Natasha visited students in Morgan Hill, CA, Valdosta, GA, and Monroe, GA throughout the first three week of March. 

San Mateo PAL visit, 8/12/19

The San Mateo County Police Activities League visited NASA Ames Research Center on Monday, August 12, 2019. This visit was hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Vertical Flight Society. The group 20+ young students arrived at Ames in the morning and visited the 80- by 120-Foot Wind Tunnel. They were then greeted with donuts and SunnyD at Arnold Park before heading over to the Roverscape. The Roverscape is where engineers can test drive potential mars rovers. The group then got to tour the Fluid Mechanics Lab, where they saw some of the smaller wind tunnels. Next was Future Flight Central, followed by the Titan Rocket Display and the Space Shuttle Model. The group of young students asked several intriguing questions and were an absolute joy to host.