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New AvKids Book Teaches Children About Aviation

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, March 8, 2004 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has released a new children's book titled The Flying Office: Aviation Goes to Work. This publication will be used in conjunction with the NBAA AvKids (Aviation for Kids) Program, which incorporates science, math, geography and language arts skills to help students in grades 2 through 5 understand aviation, particularly business aviation.

Authored by Cassandra J. Bosco and Robert A. Searles, and illustrated by Mike Perry, The Flying Office is designed to teach elementary-school children about business aviation, the uses of business aircraft and aviation careers. Colorful illustrations and photos show a range of business aviation scenes, which accompany engaging stories about how aviation helps businesses and everyday people. The book also includes an introduction to the forces of flight and the parts of an airplane, as well as a glossary of aviation terms.

Individual copies of The Flying Office are available at no charge to teachers and other interested parties. Multiple copies may be ordered at cost. A PDF version of the book also is available free of charge via download from the AvKids web site at www.avkids.com/speakerscenter/the_flying_office.pdf.

In addition to The Flying Office, the AvKids web site contains many creative activities for students, as well as resources for teachers and those interested in making career-day presentations at elementary schools, including the AvKids Activity Guide & Teachers Resource, an elementary-school classroom reference that incorporates science, math, geography and language arts skills to help students in grades 2 through 5 understand aviation, and the LitBase, a database of aviation-related children's books.

For more information about the AvKids Program or to obtain a copy of The Flying Office: Aviation Goes to Work, visit www.avkids.com or contact NBAA at (202) 783-9286 or publications@nbaa.org.

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,600 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world's largest display of civil aviation products and services.

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