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United Way of Southwest Alabama / Uncategorized  / From Mobile to Munich: Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge Students are Soaring Abroad

From Mobile to Munich: Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge Students are Soaring Abroad

Three Palmer Pillans Middle School students from Mobile, AL, who participated in the Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge program left for Munich, Germany on Tuesday, May 2, 2018, to participate in the Flying Experience Day in celebration of the Airbus Foundation’s 10th Anniversary. The students, traveling with Pillans Principal Jacinda Hollins and UWSWA Vice President of Community Impact Laurie Childers, will represent their school among other Airbus Flying Challenge participants from five countries.

Jeremy Smith, Manager of Services Engineering, said, “I am very pleased to have three of our students represent the Mobile program in Germany. Opportunities like this one are very important towards student success in scholastic activities because they help prepare and inspire students for tomorrow’s challenges. The mentors and I are very excited to see the future achievements of these bright students.”

The three students were selected by school administration based on their merit, performance and engagement in the Airbus Flying Challenge and in school. In preparation for the student’s trip, Airbus mentors helped the students obtain passports and organize travel itineraries.

Upon arriving in Germany, the students will have the opportunity to tour the city, network with other students, partake in a 10th Anniversary Cake celebration, and observe an Airbus airshow featuring parachute jumpers and vintage Airbus aircraft. They will also have an opportunity to participate in a “riddle rally” with the chance to win a special flight.