Leilani is a 12th grader. She attends her learning sessions on Tuesday morning, taking classes in Calculus, Environmental Science, English IV, and American Government. After lunch, Leilani reports to her internship at March Field Air Museum. Today she is acting as the docent with a visiting group of elementary students from a school on a field trip. She gives them a tour of the airport museum, describing the different planes and their use, occasionally telling a story about how that specific plane was used and who flew it.
When the class field trip is over, Leilani returns to FAPA where she takes her last San Bernardino Valley College aeronautics class. Leilani is excited about this class because once she finishes, she will qualify for a Certificate in Airport Operations. Leilani does not have her pilot’s license yet but is only about a month away from getting it (before she even has her driver’s license!) Thanks to some of her previous classes (Aviation 1, Aviation 2, and Aviation 4).
Leilani has received a great deal of support and instruction in her chosen field. That, coupled with her being a part of the airport’s Young Eagles program, where she has received her actual flying lessons, is what took her down such an exciting and enriching life path. She knows that she has a bright future ahead of her as she also prepares to enter the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado after graduation.