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Adopt A Pilot

paulkiek
New Arrival

Can you tell me more about the Adopt-a-pilot program?

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Re: Adopt A Pilot

cmiller
Employee
Employee
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Since 1997, the award-winning Adopt-A-Pilot program has paired fifth grade classes with Southwest Airlines Pilots across the nation to help students discover their dreams. 

Each Spring, Pilots volunteer their time visiting classrooms and mentoring students, while students track their "adopted" Pilot's journey during the time that he or she is "on the road." Not only does the program educate students on popular topics such as “how does an airplane fly?”, our Leaders also emphasize the importance of education and personal goal setting.