GA: Flight School Also Teaches Life Lessons

May 14, 2018

14-year-old Erica Alamia was a little more than nervous as she climbed into the cockpit of a TigerFlight aircraft at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport this weekend. Before her flight was over, she actually took the controls for a second and said her first ever time in the air was an awesome experience.

Alamia was one of about ten Destiny Independence program teenagers who visited the airport Saturday, got to fly in the vintage aircraft and sat behind the controls of a simulator in the Tiger Flight hangar at the airport.

Destiny Independence is a program that works with children in Rome and Floyd County and helps them to find a path to success.

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