Bryan County Middle School students participated in the annual Aviation Career Day on Thursday at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah.
Aviation Career Day is a half-day event specifically for eighth-grade students interested in learning about aviation and Gulfstream career paths. Each year, around 250 children from surrounding counties participate.
To be eligible for the field trip, BCMS eighth-graders were required to write an essay explaining why they were interested in Gulfstream; the top essay writers were selected to attend.
The field trip consisted of tours of the facility’s departments, including the flight simulator and production-department floor. There also were interactive activities and videos. The students not only learned about engineering, but also design, sales, marketing and product support.