Kermit Duckett Memorial AEROSPACE EDUCATION TEACHER WORKSHOP

                                                 CALENDAR OF EVENTS JULY 5-19, 2017




July 5, 2017



UT Physics Building room 108

0900-1200 Registration at UT Physics Building, room 108  Welcome and registration

1300-1500 CAP Orientation

Each teacher gets two hours of general aviation flight orientation provided by the Civil Air Patrol.  Two teachers per plane. CAP Orientation

July 6 Thursday

0900-1200 Hanger Talk, Discussion between US military pilots WWII, Korean, Vietnam; of their flying experiences. Egg-drop contest info

13:00 start CAP flight orientation

Orientation flights at

Knox Air Aviation-McGee Tyson

Civil Air Patrol;

STEM instructional methods PM, Lisa Tackett

July 07 Friday

0900 to 12:00 Fundamentals

 of Flight .  Genie Rae O'Kelly

13:00 to 14:00 Women in Aviation Dayin memory of “Mama Bird” Ms. Evelyn Johnson

Speaker: Genie Rae O'Kelly

Continue orientation flights


STEM Instructional Methods, Lesson Plans,   Lisa Tackett



July 10 Monday

 0900- 12:00 Field trip to McGhee Tyson Airport.  Tour and commercial aviation briefing.  Park in short time parking

Continue orientation flights




July 11 Tuesday

10-12 Leadership, Col Paula Penson,  USAF retired 

13:00 to 14:00 CAP AE and STEM resources.  Staff

STEM Instructional Methods, Lisa Tackett


Continue orientation flights


July 12 Wednesday





Astronomy in your classroom

Model Rocket Construction—Paul Lewis—UT Astronomy

Continue orientation flights

 Group and Committee Work

STEM Teaching, Lias Tackett

July 13 Thursday

10:00: Field trip to TN Aviation Museum in Sevierville, TN

Continue Fight Orientations

 PM travel to Huntsville

Group and Committee Work

July 14 Friday, 0900 CST to 15:00

Visit NASA Teacher Resource Center Alabama Space and Rocket Center

Visit Alabama Space and Rocket Center Return to Knoxville

July 17 Monday


0900 Fieldtrip to  Downtown Island Airport for general aviation


PM finish activities and continue flights

Continue CAP flights

July 18 Tuesday

TN Wing ANG flight

0900 to 1400

Ralph Pubillones, AFA

STEM/AE lab resources

AE and STEM resources

Suzanne Costner, STEM instructor Fairview School

11:00-- Egg Drop, Model Airplane,

Model Rocket Launch

Finish CAP flights


STEM methods and lesson plans, Lisa Tackett

July 19 Wednesday




July 20 Thursday

0900-9:30 AE in your classroom Col Garner and  Col Lynn,  Final briefing:  Lynn and Garner.

9:45-13:00 Group Presentations

0800 Flight with 134th TN ANG refueling mission

Finish workshop


July 20   TN ANG Morning flight.



                                  UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE


                                     2017 STAFF


            Name                         Position                                Telephone

Dr. Barry Golden                 Workshop Directors                 

                                            UT Science Education Professor

                                            UT College of Education--           974-3656 Director

Dr. Elizabeth MacTave      UT Science Ed              


Patricia Flynn                           Workshop Secretary              974-0068(Direct all UT questions)


                                                Workshop Classroom Physics Building


Lt. Colonel Dave Garner          Workshop Co-Director:            966-9811-H, 661-9811 Cell

CAP                                         Director Internal AE TN Wing

                                                Director of Communications TN Wing

                                                Aerospace Education CAP.  Aerospace Ed and Science Teacher


                                                CAP AE Internet URL:

                                                Note: UT AE Workshop schedule on website:


Lt. Colonel Gary Lynn              Workshop Assistant Director   CAP TN Wing Director of AE 

                                                CAP Flight Coordinator


Genie Rae O'Kelly                     Aviation Instructor        404-431-3550       cell                                                                                                      


Paul Lewis                               Astronomy Instructor                974-7815

                                                UT Astronomy Department, Physics Bldg.

Lisa Tackett                             STEM Instructor         


Guest Speakers:

 Major General Rick Bowling                 CAP National Commander, Civil Air Patrol

Lt Col Phil Holt                                    USAF Retired

US Navy Commander

William Beaty                                      USN Retired

Suzanne Costner                                 Fairview School, Blount Co. STEM

Ralph Pubillones                                  AFA, Air Force Associatioin

Colonel Paula Penson                          USAF retired


 Field Trip Hotel Information: Hotel in Huntsville your choice

Recommended Hotel: LaQuina, Huntsville Space Center, 3141 University Dr. N.W., Huntsville, AL 35816-3137,




Last Revised 7/04, 2017