In the classroom: adopt-a-pilot

Posted at 11:32 AM, Apr 13, 2018

Every few months Southwest Pilot Captain Dennis Garrett takes time away from the sky to hang out with some sixth graders at Ashland Park Robbins Elementary school as part of Southwest's Adopt-A-Pilot Program. 

Captain Garrett says he tries to make the lessons as interactive as possible. 

"I like how he taught us how to track the miles he flies.  I always wondered how to track miles," said one sixth grader.

Not only has Garrett taught the students how to track his flights, he has also inspired them to do what they love. 

"The whole goal of the program is to stay in school, get good grades and don't lose sight of your dreams," said Captain Garrett.