Pilot, Gary Brubaker

Adopt-A-Pilot Program at Conestoga Elementary

Conestoga Elementary fifth grade students participated in Southwest Airlines’ Adopt-A-Pilot program. For four consecutive weeks, Captain Guy Brubaker, visited once a week to educate the students on the fundamentals of flying. They learned about the effects of gravity, lift, thrust, and drag, what it takes to keep an airplane in the air, and had a chance to design paper airplanes using the lessons. The students also researched airports across the country and used their artistic ability to design a tie for Southwest pilots.