Begich Middle School, AK

Arctic Warriors help inspire new generation of aviators

2/22/2011 – JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska

Volunteers from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson spent their weekend helping inspire children from local school districts to get involved in aviation.

Volunteers participated in the Build-a-Plane program at Begich Middle School. The program is designed to help motivate children to take an active interest in aviation and life.

The program got off the ground of the school after speaker Barrington Irving, the youngest and first African-American to pilot a plane around the world, stopped by the school for a speech, according to Angie Slingluff, FAA Education coordinator. continues…

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