LONDONDERRY — The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will support its educational flight programs thanks to a grant.

The museum has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from Signature Flight Support via its parent company, BBA Aviation's Charitable Giving Program, to support the expansion of the museum's high school aviation education program.

The program, held at the museum, is a for-credit program for juniors and seniors from Londonderry, Manchester and Exeter high schools.

Expansion of the program will enable the museum to serve additional students and school districts.

The program is offered at no cost to students and school districts and runs twice per week during the normal school year. The curriculum utilizes an inquiry-based educational model to explore the wide range of technologies and careers within the aviation industry.

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire staff and board of directors say are grateful for the support of the educational flight program.

"This grant will enable us to strengthen and expand our aviation education program," Executive Director Jessica Pappathon said. "Aviation is an exciting way to bring STEM into the classroom to inspire students to pursue careers in the aviation industry."

In 2010, BBA Aviation launched its Parent Company Charitable Giving Program, a group-wide initiative. The program complements the many existing charitable giving and community involvement programs supported through the BBA Aviation's operating companies. The aim of the program is to bring its mission and values to life by making a real and sustainable difference to the industries in which they operate and have lasting influence on communities served.

To learn more about  the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, visit aviationmuseumofnh.org. The museum is open to the public Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

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