Soaring eagles taste the skies

CRUSOE College year 10 students took to the skies this week to cap off the end of a school aviation program. 

Teacher Angelo Giofrelle said the class studied the history of aviation, built their own rockets, learnt to fly remote-controlled air craft and visited the Point Cook Aviation Museum. 

He said the program offered students a "test taster" in working in aviation. 

"Many of these students are interested in aviation and some will go on to have a career in the industry," he said.

Mr Giofrelle said students got the chance to fly planes at the Bendigo Flying Club on Monday, after wet and rainy weather ruined two previous attempts. 

Student Beau Poulter said the program was great. 

"I learnt a lot. It was really interesting," he said. 

Beau, year 10, said he hoped to work in aviation, in particular specialising in the electrics of air craft. 

Mr Giofrelle said this was the program's first year and it would be continued.  

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