Students take flight at North Texas aviation camp
June 19, 2015
By Philip Townsend
Photo Credit: WFAA
FORT WORTH — A group of North Texas teenagers is getting a true hands-on experience in aviation. It's part of a week-long course put on by the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College. A small group of high schoolers from all over North Texas attended the camp. "It's important because this is what I want to do," said Mista'h Sanders, a 17-year-old Dunbar High School senior participant. A group of North Texas teenagers got a real first-hand experience with flying a plane as part of a week-long UNT program. Philip Townsend has the story.
Over the last week, the students learned the science behind flight. They even got the chance to take a ride in flight simulators set up at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth. But, Thursday afternoon, they were able to experience the real thing. With instructors by their side, some students were able to take the wheel thousands of feet in the air. "You can't just read about it in a book," said Patrick Taylor, a Bryon Nelson High School senior. "If you're experiencing it first hand, you can really catch my attention."
The goal of the camp is to get the younger generation involved in aviation and aerospace. "This just adds to the experience, and we think it will be very successful," said UNT aviation lecturer Steve Joiner.
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