Students get overview of careers in aviation
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Ten-year-old Caroline-Skye Rice was all smiles as she waited her turn to fly and land an airplane under the direction of a pilot Friday at Smith Reynolds Airport.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that this was the first time Caroline-Skye, who lives in Clemmons, had taken a ride in a Cessna airplane.
She was one of 36 rising seventh- through ninth-graders who attended The Tom Davis Aviation Career Education Academy in Winston-Salem this week. On Friday, the campers took airplane rides and toured the air-traffic control tower at Smith Reynolds.
“It’s a great learning experience,” said Caroline-Skye, a student at Union Grove Christian School in Lexington.
She has already learned things she didn’t realize about aircraft.
“There are a lot of controls in the plane and you really have to pay attention,” Caroline-Skye said.
She even won an award for building a model airplane at camp.
“It flew the longest — 8.7 seconds,” she said.
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