Saturday, July 1, 2006
Soloing At 14 Years Old
He’s the world’s youngest air show pilot and much, much more
|One of Jamail’s greatest delights is inspiring other youth, which he does by giving airplane rides and speaking at schools.|
“I’m having the time of my life,” Larkins admits. Despite his backbreaking schedule, he has time to sit down and read most of the mail and e-mails he receives from kids he’s met across the country. “They’re so great. They tell me that after my visit they’ve decided to learn to fly or are going into an aviation career. You know how fun it is to share something that’s really made a huge difference in your life? Well that’s how I get to feel all the time.”
Jamail Larkins is majoring in aviation at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Fla., and will graduate this summer with honors. What of his plans for the future?
“Well,” he begins to laugh, “I’m thinking it will probably have something to do with aviation!”
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