Anaya Yates is a 7th grader at Landmark Christian Academy. She represents all four pillars of Landmark excellence: she excels in art, academics, athletics, and spiritual life. Inquisitive, hard-working, bright, and humble, Anaya knows how hard it is to choose amongst a wide array of electives. She says, "There are so many things I want to try!" Anaya began her 7th-grade year with Mr. Baffour Osei in Intro to Robotics and Coding. The second semester, she is trying her hand at sewing in Fashion Academy. She is having fun and excelling in both.
Dr. Jim Lee, Landmark Aviation Academy instructor, invites experts to participate in developing the program and curriculum of the Landmark Aviation Academy. One guest speaker is Mr. Alex Okland, a Delta Flight Instructor and 1st Officer. Mr. Okland says, “Once I heard about the vision of the Landmark Aviation Academy, I thought, wait a minute; this may be a place where we can plug in, invest and make a difference in the lives of students and in the future of Aviation.” Mr. Okland spends the majority of his time, now, in Delta simulators training pilots. And at least one day a week, he volunteers to co-teach Aviation I & II with Dr. Lee.
On March 12 and 13, twelve Landmark Aviation Academy students took to the skies to discover for themselves the experience of piloting an airplane.
Coordinated by Dr. Jim Lee, Landmark Aviation students experienced classroom knowledge practically applied and tested during their personal Discovery Flights at Falcon Field through FLYT Aviation. A discovery flight is a simple and economical way to put a student in the cockpit and let them experience a real airplane outside the classroom. What the students took away from the experience is that hard work and devotion to the subject of aviation pay off.