Wednesday, the first ever Aviation Career Day was held at the Auburn University Regional Airport.
Students at AU who have a desire to soar to new heights in the aviation field got an chance to meet industry leaders.
Close to a dozen airlines were represented at the event, including Cape Air.
Cape Air flew in one of their planes from Massachusetts to not only show the aspiring pilots one of the possibilities for the future, but introduce them to the JetBlue Airways University Gateway Program.
“The program at Auburn is thriving and growing. Great things are happening. For a career fair to take place is fitting. There are hundreds of ways to get to the major airlines. We decided to do a program that is defined, fast, has good solid training and mentoring,” said Jose Caballero with JetBlue Airways.
The two captains that flew the plane to the airport are part of the program. Currently, 25 students from Auburn are enrolled in the program.
“There has been tons of opportunity to explore the country and the world through this program,” said Clayton Adamy with Cape Air.
The JetBlue Airways University Gateway program has been implemented at seven universities across the country. There are plans to expand it to five other schools in the future.