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High school students tour UPS Worldport

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Students from Martha Layne Collins High School toured the maintenance hangar at UPS Worldport this morning.

It was a field trip unlike any other, give students an up close and personal look from the cockpit of a transport plane to its hull.

Students we spoke with said it was a unique experience.

"I've never been any place like this," said one student. "It's really nice to see where I could be in a couple years after college."

The 325,000 sq. ft. facility is like the glue behind the international air hub for the largest private mail carrier in the world.

At its busiest time of year UPS, has planes flying in and out of Louisville every minute. Students also toured the sheet metal shop and the flight training center.

It's part of the school's civil engineering architecture program

"I think it's exciting just because of the physics of it. A huge 100 ton airplane getting off the ground and flying across the world is pretty amazing.

Aviation engineering is a male dominated field.

That's why today's event was coordinated for the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM).

The group works to inspire more women to get into the aviation maintenance industry.

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