High School Offers Aviation Course - myfoxcarolinas.com

High School Offers Aviation Course

Posted: Updated:
  • Amanda O'HaraMore>>

  • Amanda O’Hara

    Amanda O’Hara

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:12:45 GMT
    I'm a digital journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. I was in the United States Air Force for seven and a half years. I was a JAG paralegal in the Air Force, but still wanted to pursue my love of television broadcasting. 
    I'm a digital journalist from Charlotte, North Carolina. I was in the United States Air Force for seven and a half years. I was a JAG paralegal in the Air Force, but still wanted to pursue my love of television broadcasting. 
  • New Fort Mill Bypass Promises Quicker Route

    New Fort Mill Bypass Promises Quicker Route

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:38:49 GMT
    The Fort Mill Southern Bypass was funded bit-by-bit.
    The Fort Mill Southern Bypass was funded bit-by-bit.
  • Battle in the Dilworth Neighborhood

    Battle in the Dilworth Neighborhood

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:28:51 GMT
    The Charlotte Planning Commission met on Wednesday night to determine a recommendation for the Dilworth neighborhood. It was part of Re-Zoning Petition 14-63. Developers want townhomes but neighbors say they want single-family homes in the neighborhood.
    The Charlotte Planning Commission met on Wednesday night to determine a recommendation for the Dilworth neighborhood. It was part of Re-Zoning Petition 14-63. Developers want townhomes but neighbors say they want single-family homes in the neighborhood.
While most teens are learning to drive, these teens are learning to fly.

"I've always wanted to fly. It's always been my dream," says Bradley Hleeak, who is taking a course in aviation at Christ the King Catholic High School.

He's only a junior, but Hleeak is already getting some miles in the air, virtually for now.

Christ the King School offers aviation as a course. This is the first time students can learn on the fly....literally.

"No other school has done this that I've looked at,” says Hleeak who is excited to take the class.

The class is taught by Bill Fountain, a retired United States Air Force fighter pilot, who brought his passion of flying into the classroom.

"My principal said hey, you're bringing aviation with you, so let's look at some electives," says Fountain.

He has *high expectations for the course.

"We hope to actually somewhere along the line add a wind tunnel to it and maybe actually the good Lord be willing get an airplane," says Fountain.

Not only are the students learning how the plane flies, they are taught the mechanics and physics of it, along with factors that play a part such as weather.

It will come to use one day for Hleeak when he ventures off in his own plane.

"I was thinking maybe taking something up in the military so I have good eyesight so I thought flying ya know, it's cool, not a lot of people do it," says Hleeak.

Don't be surprised if you see this future pilot in the sky soon!

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • New Fort Mill Bypass Promises Quicker Route

    New Fort Mill Bypass Promises Quicker Route

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:38:49 GMT
    The Fort Mill Southern Bypass was funded bit-by-bit.
    The Fort Mill Southern Bypass was funded bit-by-bit.
  • Tillis Campaign Kicks Off In Rowan County

    Tillis Campaign Kicks Off In Rowan County

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:07:50 GMT
    Thom Tillis was in Raleigh as the budget was being voted on but in Rowan County, Susan Tillis was kicking off Thom's campaign. Susan Tillis joined NC Senator Andrew Brock and US House candidate Vince Coakley in Salisbury.
    Thom Tillis was in Raleigh as the budget was being voted on but in Rowan County, Susan Tillis was kicking off Thom's campaign. Susan Tillis joined NC Senator Andrew Brock and US House candidate Vince Coakley in Salisbury.
  • Candlelight Vigil Held For Missing Rowan County Teenager Erica Parsons

    Candlelight Vigil Held For Missing Rowan County Teenager Erica Parsons

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:55:55 GMT
    A candlelight vigil was held Friday night in Granite Quarry for Rowan County missing teenager Erica Parsons. Erica was 13 years old when she was last seen by her adoptive family in late 2011.
    A candlelight vigil was held Friday night in Granite Quarry for Rowan County missing teenager Erica Parsons. Erica was 13 years old when she was last seen by her adoptive family in late 2011.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices