Horace Williams Airport has been flying high, but it's set to close in May. Carolina General Aviation took advantage of its last few weeks.
Graduating seniors crowded in and around the Bell Tower to celebrate the end of their undergraduate careers with an age-old tradition. Here's what they had to say (grab a tissue).
Carolina General Aviation is offering what might be its last flying event at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday at Horace Williams Airport. The airport faces potential shut down as community members have expressed financial concerns. The aviation event aims to provide students with a unique opportunity and the thought that Carolina General Aviation can provide something great to the community.
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Recently I had the opportunity to fly out of Horace Williams Airport with local pilot and UNC alum Bob Epting. Though the airport is scheduled to close in May, following a resolution by the UNC Board of Trustees, the flight easily ranks in my top 10 all-time greatest experiences.
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When Carolina comes into conversation most people begin to either talk about sports or academics. However, airplane enthusiasts always seem to talk about Horace Williams Airport. Horace Williams Airport was pivotal in the shaping of both Chapel Hill and the United States, but is now facing shut down. Students have other plans.
With Horace Williams Airport on the brink of closure once again, both the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Undergraduate Senate and Carolina General Aviation are trying to save the historic institution.
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A Cessna plane at Horace Williams Airport during the what may be the last flying event the airport may hold.