Eight King William High School students took their Air Force JROTC course to "new heights" on March 10th and 11th. These cadets, ranging from 9th to 12 grade, flew a Civil Air Patrol (CAP) airplane with an instructor pilot. Combined, the students racked up eight total flying hours, flew about 180 miles, completed eight take-off and landings, and performed basic flying maneuvers in the flight training area. This "hands-on" STEM activity literally put the airplane in the students hands and they learned how to make shallow turns, climb, descend, and use the combined flight controls of the yoke (steering control) and rudder pedals. This experience will further their understanding of flight and hopefully spark an interest in flying. For as one student said, "That was awesome...I want to become a pilot now more than ever."