MONROE, La. – Children in the local area took to the skies today to learn what it takes to become an aviator.
The Monroe Regional Airport hosted their first Aviation Day today. Children were able to play games enjoy snacks and figure out what it takes to be a pilot.
They even had a history lesson with military veterans who flew planes while they were in the service.
Airport officials who held this event say aviation is something that isn’t recognized in the community. Yet, it plays a big part in every day life.
They say hopefully this will bring children in to know that aviation doesn’t just mean flying planes. It also means they can take on a career in aviation mechanics among other specialties.
Monroe regional airport plans to host the event again hoping more children book their tickets and come aboard.