I Wish I had this in School...

If you were like most kids in school, the idea of going to your Math and Science classes didn't really hold that much allure, and rightfully so. Traditionally those class tend to be lectures and board work without the benefit of hands on learning. Enter Build A Plane (BAP), these folks take donated unwanted or unfinished kit projects and basket cases and find a school that's willing to set up a program to repair them. They work closely with the local chapters of the EAA and other aviation enthusiasts who are willing to donate their time to help with the projects. They've now got projects from Thorp T-211's to Piper Navajo's going all over the country, and a few other's internationally as well.

Karen Di Piazza at CharterX wrote an article pointing out that BAP will be holding an online auction to benefit the organization. They've apparently got some pretty decent swag lined up so make sure to check it on November 23 2007.