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Friday, February 19, 2021

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics are crucial for the development of our youth, communities, and country. Fortunately, model aviation and the disciplines it represents are perfectly suited to teaching these principles in fun and exciting ways.

The first model aviation club was formed in 1908.. by a woman! Ms. Todd, from her childhood, was always interested in how things worked. She would disassemble toys, typewriters, and was once even scolded for using her mother’s scissors to cut wire. This interest in tinkering led her to design and patent a type writer copy holder in 1896. By the turn of the century her interest turned to aviation, and she began to experiment with rubber-powered models and airships. In 1906 she displayed one of her aircraft at the Aero Club of America show, held in Grand Central Palace, New York.