Internships, Experience Available for Students at Mesa's Falcon Field

Since the fall of 2001, five teams of students have participated in four projects at Falcon Field.

Porter also was quick to point out Falcon Field's Aviation Explorers program and the Young Eagles -- a volunteer group of young pilots who provide free flights to youth interested in entering the aviation industry and the aviation program at the East Valley Institute of Technology.

"It's always interesting to have fresh eyes examining issues," said Corinne Nystrom, airport director of Falcon Field. "We enjoy hearing the students' ideas because their perspectives and experiences produce ideas we hadn't considered."

Falcon Field also hosts the Mesa Public Schools' Aviation Camp for middle school students every summer and offers tours to school and scout groups.

"We want to spark their interest in aviation and help students see the pathway for achieving their dreams through a career in aviation," Nystrom said.

You never know -- one of the students who passes through Falcon Field, and maybe a student from the East Valley at that, just may be the next innovator in the aviation industry.

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