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KIDS ACTIVITIES

Online Activities

Color a picture of an airplane cockpit.
There are many types and sizes of airplanes that take off and land at Gerald R. Ford International. All of these planes have a cockpit. The cockpit is found in the front of the airplane and is where the pilots sit to fly the airplane.

Click here to see a picture of a cockpit. Have an adult help you print the picture and then color it yourself.

Solve a word search puzzle.
Click here to view the word search. Have an adult help you print the puzzle and then try to find all the words.

When you're finished, click here to view the answer to the puzzle.

Learn the aviation alphabet.
At Gerald R. Ford International Airport and other airports, pilots, air traffic controllers, and other airport workers use the phonetic alphabet when communicating with one another. For example, instead of saying "Use taxiway C," an air traffic controller would instruct the pilot to "Use taxiway Charlie."

Here is the entire aviation phonetic alphabet. See if you can spell your name.

A ALPHA N NOVEMBER
B BRAVO O OSCAR
C CHARLIE P PAPA
D DELTA Q QUEBEC
E ECHO R ROMEO
F FOXTROT S SIERRA
G GOLF T TANGO
H HOTEL U UNIFORM
I INDIA V VICTOR
J JULIET W WHISKEY
K KILO X X-RAY
L LIMA Y YANKEE
M MIKE Z ZULU

Links to Aviation Sites for Kids & Young Adults

Kids Corner >> FAA
Learn about aviation through these fun activities for children and teens, all brought to you by the Federal Aviation Administration.

NASA Kids Site on Airplanes & Aviation
Find out how planes fly, how airplanes are designed, and all about careers in aeronautics.

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