A helicopter flew in to give high school Aviation Sciences students at JATC North a hands-on lesson in becoming professional pilots. Instructors say offering aviation courses to high school students is more important than ever, as the airline industry is struggling with a national pilot shortage. Students in the Aviation Sciences program at JATC North can receive up to 12 college credits on their path to becoming professional pilots.
Flight instructors from Southern Utah University flew in and gave students an up close and personal lesson on the helicopter. The hope is to introduce the teens to a variety of opportunities right now in aviation and air transportation, especially with such a high demand for professional pilots nationwide.