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Air Station Borinquen showcases Coast Guard MH-65D helicopter to aspiring youth aerospace professionals in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands!
The Air Station Borinquen crew of the MH-65D Dolphin helicopter flew out to St. Croix, USVI Thursday, July 12, to support the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Aviation Career Education (ACE) camp at the St. Croix International Airport. This group of high school aged students from St. Croix were spending their summer learning about careers in the aviation industry. The Borinquen crew include pilots LT Bryan Conrad, LT Katy Caraway, and Flight Mechanic AMTC Ryan Curry. Leading the ACE group were two Coast Guard Officers LCDR A. D. Wallace, from Air Station New Orleans, and LT Ronaqua Russel, from Air Station Corpus Christi. The Borinquen crew spent the afternoon with the students showcasing the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and discussing the Coast Guard’s aviation missions, different career paths in aviation, and helicopter mechanics and aerodynamics.
“This was a great event. The students were really engaged, and asked some intelligent questions. I hope that our presence opened their eyes to the aviation exciting career opportunities in the Coast Guard,” said Lt Bryan Conrad.
OBAP’s Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy provides middle and high school youth with exposure to opportunities in aerospace and aviation through week long summer camps.