July 27, 2014

Flying camp!

Best Camp Ever

Last week I've spent at an aviation camp at Aviation School of  China University of Science and Technology in Hsinchu  中華科技大學 航空學院 (it is in Taiwan, not in China, although there is 'China' in the name).

The camp was 5 days long, each day was full of fun activities:

We went to Hsinchu Air Base 新竹空軍基地 where we could see pilots flying Mirage 2000. 

Mirage 2000
It was super loud
We learned how to fly A320 in a real simulator and after that we flew the simulator (the school has an Airbus 320 simulator same that Taiwanese pilots use for their practice).

 Before we could fly the simulator we had a briefing on how to use it.

 We also made a DIY water-air rocket. It could fly really fast.

I also learned how to design a model plane and use a 3D printer to print it. (picture will come later)

On the last day (night) we had some nightime activities:

That's the drown that took the above picture :-)

Thank you 爸爸 for finding this camp for me!

July 23, 2014

My last Juming camp

This was the last time for me to go for a summer camp organised by Juming Museum 朱銘美術館 , next year I will be too old. This was third time for me to go to this camp and every year I looked forward to spending a few days at this big sculpture park museum.
Every year the camp has a different theme. This time it was "presents". We were talking about the presents that we received (I talked about my skateboard). Here is a video that my sister Zosia made after I received the skateboard for my birthday last year:

Throughout the camp we were gathering things that people think could be a present (we went to Jinshan 金山 to do that). Our team gathered some really strange things.

We've found this ruined plastic display food at a beach.

For Saturday when all the parents came, we prepared a game with long, long tubes joined together. The idea was not mine, but I built it almost by myself. We painted many small buoys that we found on the beach and later people were throwing them into the tube from top.

At the bottom a colored rock with a smiley face would come out. People were surprised that they throw a buoy in and rock came out. That was a mystery... and that was their present.

Tomorrow I will write something about my other camp.