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Southwest pilot urges fifth-graders to aim high

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By Meghan E. Moravcik - The Arizona Republic

He was one of three Southwest Airlines pilots who met weekly for four weeks with fifth-graders in an Adopt-A-Pilot program aimed at getting kids excited about school and their future careers.

Across the country, 600 Southwest Airlines pilots volunteer in 620 schools for the Adopt-A-Pilot program.

Carter taught the students about the science of flying and did experiments with them.

"The whole idea is to get them interested . . . in (different) careers," said Carter, who also had the students interview adults who have careers they thought were interesting. He has participated in the program for six years.

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