Aircraft power plant student Blake Meier, left, and instructor Phil Taylor prepare for Meier's oral and practical exam at the National Center for Aviation Training, operated by the Wichita Area Technical College. (Feb. 13, 2015)
Aircraft power plant student Blake Meier, left, and instructor Phil Taylor prepare for Meier's oral and practical exam at the National Center for Aviation Training, operated by the Wichita Area Technical College. (Feb. 13, 2015) Mike Hutmacher The Wichita Eagle
Aircraft power plant student Blake Meier, left, and instructor Phil Taylor prepare for Meier's oral and practical exam at the National Center for Aviation Training, operated by the Wichita Area Technical College. (Feb. 13, 2015) Mike Hutmacher The Wichita Eagle

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