At NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF, in Florida, a flight instructor and his students inspect the lightweight aircraft they flew in earlier in the day from Florida Tech, or FIT, in Melbourne. Several instructors and their students arrived at the SLF in Cherokee Warrior and Cessna 172S lightweight aircraft.
The middle and high school students are participating in FIT’s Av/Aero summer camp experience. They and their flight instructors toured the SLF midfield control tower, viewed F104 Starfighters and NASA Huey helicopters in the RLV Hangar, viewed the runway plaques marking wheels stop for each of the three space shuttles, and toured the Vehicle Assembly Building where space shuttle Atlantis currently is stored. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett