PCHS student Brooks named ‘pilot of the week’ at National Flight Academy

first_img Next UpThrough serious play, Abigail said, the campers learned skills that are important in today’s world, including critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and effective communication.Abigail attended the camp for the third time this year and was “the” pilot of the simulated aircraft carrier for the first time.“You and your partner decide who will be the pilot and who will be the co-pilot,” Abigail said. “If you want to rotate you can and I have done that before but my partner this summer wanted to be the co-pilot. He likes to talk and the co-pilot talks to mission control so that’s what he wanted to do.” You Might Like TRMC celebrates 50 years of service to the community Troy Regional Medical Center has proudly served the residents of Troy and Pike and surrounding counties since 1969. In recognition… read more Abigail was all right with not having to swap into the co-pilot’s role on the simulated aircraft carrier. She had the opportunity to actually fly a plane for a short time earlier this year when she and her sister took advantage of a free plane ride opportunity.The pilot let Abigail take the controls and actually fly the plane and was surprised how she handled the controls. “He asked if I had flown a plane before. I told him I had flown the simulated aircraft carrier at the National Flight Academy and that I loved flying,” she said.Abigail said piloting a simulated aircraft carrier is the next best thing to actually being in the air and at the controls. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “At the academy, there’s a screen that shows your flight pattern and you are given different missions,” she said. “One of our missions was to put out a wildfire and another was a rescue mission from a crashed boat.”The simulated missions were challenging and Abigail said flying in stressful situations can often result in crashes. “One pilot took his plane across the water like it was on a jet ski,” she said, and added with a smile that she, too, was no stranger to a crash.The campers spend much of their time in a high-tech virtual world surrounded with realistic sights, sounds and smells.Abigail said that as member of the STEM program offered through the Pike County School System, she has been well prepared for the camp each time. “I like science, technology, engineering and math,” Abigail said. “When I graduate, I would like to go to MIT but I know that’s a little ambitious so I plan to go to Auburn. My goal is to be an aerospace engineer. I would like to go to the moon one day but only to visit; I wouldn’t want to wear a helmet all the time.”And Mars?“Only if I could go and come back,” Abigail said with a smile. Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Published 7:44 pm Thursday, June 20, 2019 Latest Stories Sponsored Contentcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder PCHS student Brooks named ‘pilot of the week’ at National Flight Academy Email the author Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Abigail Brooks, a rising junior at Pike County High School, was named “AXP of the Week” at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, Florida.Abigail was selected for the honor from among the 100 campers who participated in the six-day camp that is housed in a multi-story 102,000-square-foot facility surrounded by advanced technology, flight simulators and virtual reality games.“AXP is the acronym for Ambition Experimental Pilot,” Abigail said and added with a smile that she didn’t actually fly a plane. The National Flight Academy is a virtual reality adventure on the world’s largest simulated aircraft carrier. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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