Fairhope, Ala. (WALA) – A latest Davidson Excessive Faculty graduate had the chance of a lifetime at present, serving to fly a aircraft for the primary time.
Jarrett Davis has had a ardour for aviation since he was 12, constructing airplanes from scratch for hours on finish. After graduating final month, he determined to take his senior pictures on the Fairhope Airport Authority, and that is when this chance fell into his lap: to leap on a aircraft and fly it.
“It was an excellent expertise,” Davis stated. “The primary flight went very nicely. I had much more management over the aircraft than I believed.”
Earlier than takeoff, Davis was given the complete account of how the aircraft works. Then, he and the pilot, Don Lagarde, loaded up. Earlier than lengthy, they had been on their 45-minute journey throughout the bay.
Davis’ father John stated flying at present may open up extra alternatives for his son.
“I felt he would do nicely, and that might spark his curiosity in changing into a driver,” he stated.
Davis is attending Alabama A&M College within the fall, finding out mechanical engineering with a serious in aviation packages. Previous to this flight, he was extra within the engineering facet, however could have a profession change later.
“I nonetheless need to give attention to constructing the mechanics, however I undoubtedly need to take into consideration being a driver sooner or later,” Davis stated.
And he wasn’t the one one who thought so.
“He was a pure expertise,” stated Lagarde. “He wasn’t afraid. The very first thing I requested him as soon as we took off once we bought to about 2000 toes was ‘how are you feeling?’ and he stated: ‘I really feel good’ ”.
For Davis, Lagarde actually stated, the sky is the restrict.
Lagarde encourages each women and men keen on aviation to go to the Fairhope Airport Authority for extra data on this profession path.
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