Academy @ Shawnee students attend week-long aviation camp
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some local middle school students are getting a taste of aviation this week -- and on Friday, they got to fly special simulators to find out what it's like to fly an airplane.
Originally, the plan was for local pilots to take students from the Academy @ Shawnee flying on Friday, but rain put a damper on that activity. Instead, students were given the next-best thing: an opportunity to fly the simulators.
The middle school students have been in camp all week, learning about aviation and touring places like the FAA control tower.
One student loved testing out the simulators at UPS earlier this week.
"It was so cool," said Eisa Asim, an aspiring pilot. "It felt so real. We just walked in, flew, took off, landed, did everything. It was so cool."
"I want to become a pilot for UPS, and I want to achieve that by going to a good aviation camp," said Aaron Clay, another student.
The Organization of Black Pilots -- the group mentoring the kids -- aims to increase minority participation in aviation and aerospace.
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