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Aviation courses could be available for Dubois Co. high school students

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DUBOIS CO., IN (WFIE) -

Aviation courses may soon be available for high school students thanks to work at the Huntingburg Airport.

Local flight mechanic Eric Seber is the man hoping to bring aviation course to high schoolers. If all goes well, those students could be learning how to build a plane by this summer.

Seber says he would like to have students in grades 9th through 12th come out to the airport a couple times a week and take time building a Sonex kit aircraft.

He says students would learn aircraft construction and flight mechanics, which could open up a potential career path students hadn't thought of before.

The county's schools, along with the Dubois County Airport Authority, are in favor of the idea. But Seber says he needs a sponsor for the course, and that the airport needs to review how its insurance liability would be affected by having the students on their property.

"There are not a lot of opportunities for youth to be involved in aviation in this area, in my opinion. So, this is one way to get them out to the airport, get their parents out to the airport, bring some visibility to what goes on out here, and hopefully spark a career interest," Seber says.

He says the course will likely be funded by private dollars. If and when the course gets off the ground, we will let you know about enrollment. 

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