Since October, Michael has been staying after school every week to study different aspects of aviation.
In order to get into Wright Flight, he had to set some academic goals… and achieve them.
His reward? He was able to fly across Tucson in a small airplane with this amazing volunteer pilot and after reaching flying altitude, take the controls for about 30 minutes.
Michael said it was “awesome” and that he now wants to take flying lessons…
The coolest thing about the flight was seeing his classmates in other planes while he was flying. He was able to wave to them, just like if he was in a car. Oh, and he saw someone in their swimming pool. He said that was cool.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves:
Getting ready to leave
Michael is still beaming.
This program? Made possible by volunteers. The pilots, the coordinators, the planes, the fuel. All of it.
Jack is counting down until 5th grade, so he can do it :)
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