Anna Knapp WTVY
Wiregrass Students Learn About Aviation
June 21, 2019
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  • DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — Four Wiregrass students were test flying their future dreams this week at an aviation camp in Auburn.

    Those students landed back in Dothan Friday with a little more clarity of the aviation industry. The students learned what it means to become an aircraft pilot, mechanic, or aeronautical engineer. As well as what it takes to be in airport planning and development and air traffic control at the camp. They took classes, experienced aircraft simulations, and went behind the scenes at the Atlanta airport.

    “I think it’s very important to get them out there see all the different types so they can see what they gravitate towards,” said David Stock, Young Eagles Coordinator.

    “After this camp it opened my eyes to all the different opportunities in aviation, it’s more than just being a pilot,” said Stephen Cook, attending Auburn in the fall.

    “The reason why I want to be in aviation is because you get a whole new perspective on the world,” said Tyler Wilks, Upcoming 9th grader.

    The students were all awarded scholarships to attend the camp in Auburn by the Young Eagles.