Soaring to new heights with Chicago’s aviation program

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CHICAGO – August 19th is National Aviation Day. It’s a day in which we celebrate the history and development of the aviation.

It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight.

The City of Chicago has an aviation program for students that is ran by One Summer Chicago which gives the opportunity to students from all over the city to get firsthand experience of what goes on within the airports of Chicago.

The program is also provided by a partnership with Chicago Department of Aviation, City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, Alderman Derrick Curtis, 18th Ward, Vice President, City Council Committee on Aviation

WGN News Nows talked with Emmanuel Jimenez, Leslie Luna and their coordinator Patricia Aumann about the program.

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