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Field trip to aviation training center ends students’ Flying Challenge program

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Friday, May 9, 2014, at 7:13 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, May 12, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.


Students from Brooks Technology and Arts Magnet Middle School in Wichita spent Friday at the National Center for Aviation Training as part of the Flying Challenge program.

The mentoring program, coordinated by United Way of the Plains and sponsored by the Airbus Corporate Foundation, is meant to challenge students academically and to interest them in possibly pursuing aviation-related degrees or careers. Brooks students are matched with engineers from Airbus’ facility in Old Town and with engineering students from Wichita State University.

Friday’s field trip, which concluded the program’s second year, included a variety of activities at NIAR, including students taking a spin in a plane over Wichita.

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