by Eshaan Mani, HFM Kid Ambassador
photos by CiCi Loo Photography
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In the hangars of the majestic Lone Star Flight Museum, five Houston Family Magazine Kid Ambassadors posed, laughed, and bonded at the first photoshoot of 2020. The unique location of our February cover shoot had so much to offer- a massive display of planes from the 20th century, a Flight Simulator, and stories and artifacts from over a century back – It was just perfect for a cover shoot. Donning their aviators and bomber jackets, Kid Ambassadors Charlotte, Gio, Gael, McKenna and Michael had a blast.
Besides the stunning photos, beautiful bonds between the kids also have begun to form, within the first few weeks. Kid Ambassadors Gio, Gael, and Michael played together happily in between shots, crouching under the bellies of bomber jets and turboprop planes.
The Lone Star Flight Museum also offers a Junior Ambassador Program (offered for ages 13-17) and Mason Howard, a sixth-grader and Ambassador at the museum, can vouch for “the super fun experience”. Mason explained that the program is an opportunity for kids to learn about flying, improve their public speaking skills, and help the local community. He joined after a camp counselor recommended him. You can also join the program by:
- Going to lonestarflight.org/education/lone-star-junior-ambassador-program
- Responding to a few questions, and
- Lastly, attending a training day, which involves some seminars and flight training. Yes, you read that right! Flight training – the museum offers an extremely realistic flight simulation experience with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D software.
Mason encourages everyone who is ready to listen, learn, and have a lot of fun to join the Junior Ambassador Program.
As you may be able to tell, behind the scenes of a cover shoot, there’s much more than the clicks of a camera. Throughout this experience, we spent the afternoon in the museum, basked in its glorious history, enjoyed the Lockheed Martin Flight Simulator, took some epic photos (courtesy of Cici Loo Photography), and grew closer as a Houston Family Magazine family.
The Lone Star Flight Museum is located at 11551 Aerospace Ave, Houston, TX 77034. For more information about the museum and their programs, please visit lonestarflight.org.