Opportunities in aviation abound


Last updated 5/17/2017 at Noon

First Officer Patty Tomich, right, shows Avery Hammerman wiring inside a Boeing 737 that detects overheating or fire in the engines during Alaska Airlines Aviation Day held May 6 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Paine Field Aviation Day is set for Saturday, May 20.

I’ve lived in Mukilteo next to Paine Field Airport my entire life, and I’ve always been focused on the sky. It’s odd to me that people can look up at planes cruising overhead and not have an overwhelming desire to be at the controls.

Although I’m still in high school, I can point to the day my aviation career got started. In 2014, I was introduced to Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadets with the U.S Air Force Auxiliary. They were volunteering at Paine Field Aviation Day. The fun I had with them that day convinced me to attend a squadron meeting.

The rest, as they say, is history. I soon...

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