Students get first-hand look at piloting at aviation camp

Students from across the Carolinas are getting a first-hand look at what it takes to become a pilot.

Aviation Camps of the Carolinas was started by the first Black woman to earn her wings in the U.S. Navy.

“She’s a hero for me,” said 10-year-old Kingston Morrisey, a student.

The camp gives children a chance to get up close to airplanes and helicopters and learn about careers in aviation.

“The way I see it, you have pressed their start button. Now, all you got to do is to tell them where they are standing right now, into that seat,” said Brenda Robinson, founder of Aviation Camps of the Carolinas.

>> In the video at the top of the page, learn how Robinson’s story is motivating children.

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