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Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum use the Rivkits to offer students and adults an opportunity to learn some of the basics of riveting, a skill they may not have tried before. Rivkits are also used as an introduction to riveting for their Wings Aerospace Academy .  The hope is that the introductory riveting workshop will inspire students to get involved in aviation by learning a new skill. During our workshops, we go over some of the basics of flight (four forces, parts of an airplane), as well as a brief history of flight and when riveting began to appear in aviation. We highlight the role of “Rosie the Riveter,” and go over basic tool safety before participants build their airplanes.

Here are a couple photos of some of the girls at an October 2017 riveting camp.

 

One of our instructors with our Outreach Manager, who is learning riveting for herself, too.