Susitna Valley Jr./Sr. High School in Talkeenta is offering pilot-training ground school as an elective course for students this year. The pilot-training ground school class went on a field trip to the Talkeetna State Airport to gain some real world experiences that showed them a variety of career opportunities that will be available in the future.
The class visited K2 Aviation and learned about the career of a dispatcher, also known as a flight follower. K2 Aviation’s dispatchers are top-notch; they are constantly scheduling nine different aircrafts on three different flight types throughout the Alaska Range. The Susitna Valley High School students had a great time visiting K2 Aviation and learned a lot about this often-overlooked position of a dispatcher.