CHESWOLD — When he was in the air, Chiebuka Emeinke, 15, tried to look down and find his house.
“I felt some butterflies in my stomach,” he said. “It was amazing.”
Emeinke was one of about 30 students who are taking part in a summer camp at Delaware Airpark that aims to encourage youngsters to think about careers in aviation. The Aviation Career Education Academy is one of 20 offered across the country by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals.
On Friday, students at the weeklong camp got a chance to fly. The day was just part of the instruction. They also heard from National Guard pilots and other speakers. Participants in the camp also have gone on field trips and received assistance from the Delaware State University flight training program run by Steve Speed.
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