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Camp introduces kids to flying

July 15, 2010, 04:09 pm

Seeing the world through the clouds is a commonplace experience for those in the aviation industry, but for young pilots, the new view can be inspirational.

Roughly 35 students from eastern Kentucky and West Virginia took part in an aviation camp held by the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, reports the Appalachian News-Express.

Some of the goals of the aviation camp include teaching kids how to overcome their fears and to encourage children to do well in school.

Camp director Ed Murphy says that prospective aviators need to be focused on their academics.

"In order to be an aviator, you have to be at least a decent student and you have to take what you're doing seriously," Murphy told the paper. "That's what we're trying to do here. We're trying to show these kids that you have to study and work hard to do things, such as become a pilot."

There are numerous aviation camps held around the country, many with the goal of introducing flying to children.Aviation camps can provide a unique experience that most wouldn't have otherwise. Even if a child decides they don't want to be a pilot, there are numerous other aviation-related careers that they can be introduced to.ADNFCR-3158-ID-19891959-ADNFCR

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