SV Students Visit National Air Force Museum

John Madeira, Staff Writer

This past Monday, 47 Seneca Valley juniors and seniors took a daylong trip to visit a piece of US history: the National Museum of the United States Air Force on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

 Students in Mrs. Schuster’s Aviation class, as well as students from Mr. Lucot’s AP Government, Honors Government, and Honors US History classes were invited on the trip to learn about the history of the United States Air Force.

Along with Mrs. Schuster and Mr. Lucot, SHS Dean of Students Mr. Ceh, SHS librarian Mr. Stebbins, and SHS Technology Facilitator Mr. Robertson accompanied the students to the museum.

The students and teachers even got a visit from Seneca Valley Class of 2012 graduate Katie Willard, who is currently a freshman at the University of Dayton.

Some of the highlights of the trip included seeing the B-29 bomber the “Bockscar” which dropped the nuclear bomb over the city of Nagasaki during World War II.

Students also saw the famous B-17 bomber the “Shoo-Shoo Baby,” the B-37 bomber the “Peacemaker,” the XB-70 Valkyrie, B-1 and B-2 stealth bombers, and even the SR-71 Blackbird.