Skycamp Gives Youths a Chance to Soar

Author: Telegraph
Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 9:12 PM
Categories: Pressroom | School of Aviation

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EASTMAN -- As Alex Justice hovered 600 feet over Dodge County on Thursday, he summed up the experience with about the highest praise that a 12-year-old can offer.

“This is very cool,” he said through his headset in the Robinson R44 helicopter flown by Zac O’Bryan.

He was among 45 youths participating in Skycamp, the annual summer camp of Middle Georgia State University’s School of Aviation. The three-day event culminated Thursday with airplane and helicopter rides for the participants. They later fired off some rockets that they had designed themselves.