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News - November 23, 2012

Teaching kids to take flight

Aeronautical engineer Norman Stein helps kids learn to build planes and wind tunnels

by Sue Dremann

The contraption in Norm Stein's Palo Alto driveway could be straight out of a Monty Python skit. The sky-blue structure looks something like a catapult. On its wooden platform sits a primitive-looking, full-size, cloth-and-wood aircraft. It is a replica of the 1898 Langley Aerodrome glider that was built before the Wright Brothers' first flight.

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Staff Writer Sue Dremann can be emailed at sdremann@paweekly.com.

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