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Jamail Larkins: A Pilot's Life

He took his first flying lesson at 12, his first solo flight by 14, air shows by 18, and now, in his 20s, Jamail Larkins runs his own aviation firm and is on a crusade to encourage kids to soar in the field of transportation.

As an ambassador for the Federal Aviation Administration, Larkins travels the country talking to young people about careers in aviation. He's been named the #1 Entrepreneur under the age of 30 by Inc Magazine, a “History Makers In the Making” by MSNBC’s The Grio, and most recently the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year by Black Enterprise Magazine. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

Jamail Larkins,Ambassador for Aviation and Space Education for the FAA

Each summer, The Kansas City Summer Transportation Institute (KC-STI) gives high school youth four weeks to explore careers in transportation industries: air, road, rail, water and safety.  They're a program of the UMKC Institute for Human Development in partnership with the School of Computing and Engineering, and funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

Families interested in learning more or securing a spot for their teen in next year’s four-week program that will take place mid-June to mid-July, can contact Carol McGinnie at (816) 235-5834.

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