Teen Pursues Aviation Dream
Career Academy Opens Doors
Last updated 4/9/2019 at 3:15pm
While some of the world's finest pilots demonstrated their skills at the 45th Annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in & Expo in Lakeland a contingent of teenagers gathered nearby rebuilding a wing and tuning up a jet engine. Babson Park's Jackson Gerard and his friends in the Lakeland Aeroclub hosted hundreds of visitors to the Fly-in, including officials from the Federal Aviation Administration who were interested in meeting the next generation of aviators.
Sixteen-year-old Gerard is in his first year at Central Florida Aerospace Academy, a public high school career academy run by the Polk County Sc...