PBL debriefing

The Phillipinnes

About us

This project we have been working on was split into roles, I was the navigator, Trent was the pilot, and Jackson was the medical officer. Outside of these jobs, we are seventh grade students who are in accelerated classes. I enjoy science the most, go to academic competitions, and have many awards for said competitions. Trent is great at sports, and Jackson is a little of both. Our team goal was to make the peoples' life better, we planned on doing this through treating and giving vaccinations against harmful diseases.

Acomplishments and accolades

Our manifest was 10 medical supply boxes, 3 portable hospitals, 4 water packages, 3 medical chests, 2 misc, 7 food boxes, and a latrine. We had the fastest delivery time of 30 hours and 2.76 minutes, and we started in Houston, flew to Idaho, then the Northern Territories, then Russia, than Japan, and we finally landed in the Philippines. I fell like we achieved our goal, because of all of the medical supplies we brought with us, and since our goal was to make the lives of people less impoverish and sickly, mainly by curing illnesses, and further prevent them. The supplies we brought both help people who are starving or impoverish, those supplies being food and water; And we also brought the medical supplies to help the sickly.

Diagrams, Pictures, Math, and A Checklist for Our Goals

Our mass was 25000, our volume was 2408, and we brought 10 medical supply boxes, 3 hospitals, a latrine, 5 packages of drinking water, 2 medical chests, 7 boxes of food, 2 misc, and 2 mosquito supplies. The Medical Supplies, mosquito supplies, the medical chest, the water, and the hospitals directly address our goals. Now, our fight time was particularly fast with a time of 30 hours, and 2 minutes. We started in Houston airport, and then flew to Freedman Airport in Idaho. From there we went to an airport in the northern territories of Canada, flew to provideniya Bay Russia, took another stop at Oxotck in Russia, then to Vladivistok, than Okinawa Station, and then Manilla of the Phillipines.

Pictures

The Last 2

Fourth Pallet

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5th pallet

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First Manifest half

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Second Half of manifest

Final Statements and Reflections

Our team had our ups and downs. We started off pretty well by getting the majority of the funding we wanted to get out of our briefing. We wanted full funding, but we only got 6/7, or 84%, but it was still a lot to go on, so that could be considered good. For every high though, there is a low. Our disease briefing was less than average, for we only got 67% of the info we needed to really help the people. This I can very well say was awful. From there we learned how to plan our flight, and took our navigators test. This, we passed with flying colors. Each of us got more than 90% correct, and I even aced it. This was one accomplishment that our group can be very proud about. The prowess does not lose its glow in us though, as we plan out our flight, we also get a very great score, and had the shortest fight time! Finally, we had our manifest and packing, which we did okay on, but was a giant whip. We had to find endless different ways to stack these boxes, and then the things we could not afford because of funding were cut out! Now I am here debriefing on the whole mission with a degree of accomplishment that is to be determined at the moment.

Misconceptions

Our group was pretty well educated in the Malaysian area, but we did have a few misconceptions in the area of disease, and the Philippines. First off, half of the diseases we had seen on the list, we thought were incurable! How wrong we were there. The other disease misconception is that they were all deadly. They were all dangerous to a degree, but nothing like we thought. We had such a scale where Ebola would be the middle ground, yellow fever as the mildest, and the plague as the worst. Really though, our diseases were much more mild. Now our misconceptions with the Philippines is that we did not know how impoverish it was before and after the storm, and we thought it had a constitutional monarchy instead of a republic. We also had misconceptions on how far the plane could fly.

Strategies

We tried to let the group do what they could, but that just lead to slacking. So we just elected a leader kind of nonchalantly, (who was me) and spread out the work. That strategy worked better than the first. We also did a lot of rushing in the beginning, instead of dividing the work out into days. This probably had an impact on our work, and our mindsets. Our strategy for the flight worked, which was to go west rather than east, and that gave us the fastest flight time. and finally, separating to do separate debriefings was amazing because I did not have to rely on anyone, and was able to get the project done much faster. These were the strategies we took.

Tips and Lessons Learned

There were a few things I learned: I learned that I am a VERY independent work, and I hate groups. I secondly learned that if one is in a group, they need to lead it in a way that keeps them working, and happy. Third, I learned to divide up wok evenly among people and days to reduce fatigue. Finally, I learned to never rely on someone else.

Statement of Accomplishment, and Purpose

Our driving goal, or purpose one might say, was to solve the problem of getting, and delivering aid to those in need from the devastating tropical storm that passed through the Philippines, especially the sickly. Many of our accomplishments were beneficial to the mission, including our rather fast flight time, the delivery of essential goods and aid for our goal, the flying colors thrown on our navigation test, and our average mission briefing. We had a bit of a rocky road finishing some of our things like the disease briefing, and the video response, but we were able to recover. We also learned many things for missions and things we will do in the future. Due to the facts presented, I would say we had a fairly beneficial mission, and gave a new hope to those in need.