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Taking flight at CWU: Aviation Department training new pilots for future

Spencer Martin is only in his second week as a full-time flight instructor in Central Washington University’s aviation department. In fact, Martin, 22, was a CWU student as recently as this spring; he graduated in June.

His goal is to one day be a captain for a major airline. But everyone has to start somewhere: He teaches 10 students in order to log more flight hours and learn even more about flying the skies.

“I already have some students where the stuff I’ve taught them clicked and they’re already applying it and using it on their flights,” Martin said. “It’s rewarding, it’s fun.”

Read more of this story in the Yakima Herald Republic.

Photo by Gordon King