By: Marty Magaan
A few days ago, I visited the woodshop on the 10th floor of the main building in Manhattan for the first time to watch a friend of mine, an architechture major, work on a model. My father being in the construction business, the equipment and the smell of cut wood wasn't new to me. What was new to me, however, was the variety of students that were there working on wood models. Until then, I had only seen those machines being operated by grizzled middle-age men from my father's crew. But to see so many students around my age, both male and female, doing the same thing was quite eye-opening.
This morning, I was reminded of this visit to the woodshop when I saw a flier posted in the Community Service Center office (located at 1849 Broadway room 204) for a volunteer opportunity at The Cradle of Aviation Museum. The museum is looking for volunteers to build aircraft parts and replica planes for their exhibits. The museum itself is dedicated to mankind's dream of flight and the realization of that dream in the past few centuries. It houses exhibits of all types of flying machines from the earliest prototypes to the modern aircraft that we are familiar with today.
If you like working with your hands and building models, or if you are interested in airplanes in general, then this would be a perfect volunteer opportunity for you!