The Inspiration Behind the Math Game "Flying High"
For years, I have been trying to convince our game developer to design a FLYING game to practice the times tables. A few months ago, Natasha finished the development of "Flying High." I had her model the airplane after the Van's RV-9A homebuilt airplane.
I have always been fascinated by airplanes. So, five years ago I started taking flying lessons. My only regret is that I didn't start flying sooner. It is soooo much fun. After I earned my private pilot license, I thought it would be cool to build an airplane. After much research, I ended up buying a kit from Van's Aircraft. (Van's RV-9A) When the kit was delivered it was like a giant, gazillion piece erector set. Looking at all the pieces stacked up in the hangar I thought it would take 100 years to put the thing together. Well, three years and 12,000 rivets later, I had a flying airplane.
I've been flying it for almost exactly one year. I'm not sure there have been many things I've done that have been more personally fullfilling then this project.
You can play the game at: http://www.multiplication.com/games/play/flying-high
You can see my step-by-step builders log at: http://www.mykitlog.com/krimsten
(The picture is of my Dad helping me rivet together the elevator early in the building process.)