About 50 students a year get a different view of Clermont College's 92 wooded acres while learning to fly in the school's aviation technology program. The urge to soar above one's classmates attracts students to UC's bucolic campus from as far away as Belgium, as Sophie Gilgean proves.
The student already had her pilot's license when she enrolled last fall, but she wanted to earn a "whole degree" and fly professionally in this country, she says. And she's happy with her academic choice. "The instructors listen to you, the planes are great, and pilot lectures give us a good idea of what is waiting for us. I'm glad I'm here."