Diana LeSueur, has been teaching 5th grade students about aviation for 13 years of the past 26 years teaching science in Mesa Arizona. Her and her colleague also train teachers to teach a science unit that prepares the students to attend the Flight Center. The Flight Center is a field trip for students, where they are able to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom through experiments and computer flight simulators for an airplane and helicopter. Students are exposed to many facets of science and technology through aviation.
Diana also began a Summer Aviation Camp for middle school students in 2004 giving interested students an opportunity to learn more about aviation. Students spend two weeks immersed in many activities including field trips to airports and aviation businesses, guest speakers, computer simulators and much more.
Two years ago, Diana took the plunge into the life of a student pilot! She has learned so much and had some awesome opportunities. She has earned a Private Pilot Certificate, complex and tailwheel endorsement, and is currently working on an Instrument. She recently added a multi-engine rating. She is a crew member on the Commemorative Air Force aircraft and has had the opportunity to sit left seat in the B-17, B-25 and C-47! Diana is passionate about sharing her love for science and aviation with her students.