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Up in the air: Keeping planes flying

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on October 9, 2012 1:46 PM

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Deshawnte Washington measures out wheel distance on a plane prior to a weight check as professor David Perry, center, looks on during a class period of the Aviation Systems Technology Program held at the Wayne Executive Jetport. The program, which prepares students for a career in aviation maintenance, has been offered by Wayne Community College since 1969 and was among the first of its kind in the North Carolina community college system.

PIKEVILLE -- David Perry was the kind of child who had 25 model airplanes hanging from his bedroom ceiling. Fascinated with anything that flew, he operated remote control planes as a youngster, which served to tide him over until he...

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