Students soaring into new program at Houston County Career Academy

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Students at the Houston County Career Academy are soaring into a new program.

The Alabama Aviation College donated a Cessna 150 airplane to the academy.

The students will use it to study aircraft maintenance.

There are 14 kids in the program learning how each part connects and functions in flight.

The academy is the first high school in Alabama to have an actual plane to work on.

Stephen Cook is a junior, he says, "I can speak for all of us, we learn more when we are hands on. You can learn it in the books, but it's better to get out there and it gives you training when you are actually in the field."

Students who graduate from the career academy will have one year's worth of credits at the Alabama Aviation College.