Our opinion: We salute WCCS, Craig Airfield for launching Aviation Day

Published 6:30 pm Sunday, April 14, 2024

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Wallace Community College Selma and Craig Field Airport and Industrial Authority are teaming up to host Aviation Day on May 2.

According to Craig Airfield Executive Director Jim Corrigan and WCCS President Dr James Mitchell, the goal is to inspire, educate and empower young individuals, encouraging them to pursue exciting careers in the dynamic aviation field. 

About 600 middle and high school students will get to see aspects of aviation. Students can explore aircraft from ALEA, Black Pilots of America, military, along with drone and fire truck demonstrations. Career and STEM booths will also be available.

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“Aviation Day is designed to educate our youth about the many life-changing career opportunities available in the aviation world,” Corrigan said. 

We salute both Corrigan and Mitchell for making a strong effort to get the youth involved in aviation.