As a volunteer docent at Wings Over the Rockies, I had the opportunity to witness firsthand how aviation can spark a child’s imagination. To be a front row observer and watch countless students’ eyes light up with awe and excitement as they entered the museum, was such an honor. With the Teacher Flight Program, I am once again privileged to watch that same childlike wonder in the eyes and faces of teachers as they step off the wing of the Stearman after their first flight. Over and over I am told how their flight was so “exciting”, “incredible”, “extraordinary”, even “life-changing”, and opened their eyes to preconceived notions of flight. Now imagine that same teacher going back to the classroom with that flight-inspired excitement-wow!! To able to plant a seed in a child’s life, to uncover their hopes, dreams, passions…for them to know that IT IS POSSIBLE, no dream is too big, or out of reach, or unattainable–only then will we have fulfilled our mission.