Grade 4 Visits The Air Base

Seoul campus fourth graders Jian, Can, and Linus tell us about their latest field trip!


The fourth grade got to attend the K16 Air Base on Thursday, May 30th. We were so excited to go there! It was the first time that students from KIS, Seoul Campus got to experience the air base which was exciting.

We saw the UH-60 Blackhawk which was made by Sikorsky. The long nose to tail is 64 feet 10 inches in length! Also the width of the blade is 53 feet and 8 inches wide. The average cost of each UH-60 Blackhawk is $21.3 million dollars that are on K16 Air Base. That’s a lot of money! The UH-60 Blackhawk can shoot from two different windows. The people who sit here are called gunners. The UH-60 Blackhawk can hold two pilot members, four crew members, and two crew chief gunners if needed for dangerous situations. This is awesome! It can fly as high as 14,000 feet. The UH-60 Blackhawk can be used as medevac helicopter, a VIP transport helicopter, or an air assault helicopter. It can carry 9,000 pounds of weight from of passengers, gear, or equipment under in the helicopter (called the “sling load”).

P1010436After that we got to see the helicopter simulator which was exciting! When we went into the simulator, the screen was super realistic like a real flying helicopter. The 4th grade got to try the simulator. We saw  different kinds of places in Yong-San! The other part is that we had to act like we are really controlling the handle, but it was pre-set. This is for training, before the flight for the pilots. There were seats and many buttons that were very cool and realistic!

We also saw an airplane and it had no weapons as it is only used for travel. Wow, a travel airplane at an air base, interesting. The airplane that only travels isn’t bulletproof either, so it is kind of defenceless for traveling a long distance. However it can travel all the way to the United States with only one stop.

P1010510We finally got to eat at Subway which was very delicious. The base allowed us to create our own sub sandwiches which mirrored our TdU on Systems Of Life. Each of our subs were delicious, so there were no system malfunctions there!

Thanks again to SC grade four writers! Photographs from fourth grade teacher Joshua Greene.

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