Hometown Students Get a Lesson from A Pilot

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, nope — it’s a pilot!

Captain Joe, a pilot from Southwest Airlines, came to talk to both 4th and 5th grade today for the Adopt-a-Pilot Program. The award-winning Southwest program serves as a supplementary way to educate students through aviation-themed activities related to Science, Geography, Math, Writing, and other core subjects.  During his time here, he discusses all sorts of aspects of airlines with the students…everything from aerodynamics, travel times, distances, geography and map reading, time zones, abbreviations, calculations using mean and median, and applying the scientific process, to name a few.

During his time here, Captain Joe discusses all sorts of aspects of airlines with the students. From aerodynamics, travel times, distances, geography and map reading, time zones, abbreviations, calculations using mean and median, and applying the scientific process, to name a few. Students love hearing about what it takes to be a pilot and enjoy getting pictures with the captain!

Captain Joe visits Hometown Elementary, four times a year.