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Historic plane lands in Manchester to cap education program

August 16, 2020 - 7:37 AM

MANCHESTER, N.H. - An aviation museum at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport capped off a virtual education program with an in-person look at a plane that revolutionized the airline industry.

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools and museums, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire used its flight simulator to bring kids on a virtual trip around the world in a Douglas DC-3, which is credited with helping the allies win World War II.

“Every segment was a learning adventure in which we discussed the physics of flight, in which we discussed the culture and the history and the geography of the areas that we were flying over,” said Jeffrey Rapsis, the museum’s executive director.

WMUR-TV reports that the museum celebrated the end of the remote learning program Saturday by displaying one of the 21-passenger propeller planes. Hundreds turned out, wearing masks to get a close look.

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