New high school leverages aviation to the max

Imagine a high school that takes Fridays off and includes flight training as part of the curriculum. That’s reality for some 300 Albuquerque students at the new Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics & Science Academy (SAMS) located at Double Eagle II Airport, according to a report at AOPA.org.  The charter school, located in the building that once housed the Eclipse Aviation jet training center, held a grand opening Aug. 4 as the staff readied the facility for the first group of students.

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