By Corinne Dorsey | August 12, 2023 | Washington Post
Ryan Tran, a rising freshman at the University of Southern California, didn’t spend his summer packing his bags for college.
Instead, he found himself piloting planes.
Tran spent eight weeks at the U.S. Navy Summer Flight Academy at Delaware State University, a tuition-free program designed to enhance aviation expertise while promoting diversity within the field.
“Flying planes was kind of scary,” Tran said. “I thought I wouldn’t get it at first, and what surprised me was on the second week of the program, we’re already flying planes ourselves.”