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Passion takes flight: Lee ensues fervor, seeks to take on piloting career

Coppell High School junior Sangjun Lee watches planes depart from and arrive at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport from DFW Founders’ Plaza. Lee has been interested in becoming a pilot from a young age due to his grandfather’s experience in the Vietnam War living behind the air base. He was able to run simulations of flying planes as a kid and has continued his interest by spending time researching planes.

Jessica Jun, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

He sat down eagerly as his grandpa and older cousins told their stories. From stories about the Vietnam War to the sharing about the life of a pilot, with each word, his smile grew bigger and fascination for airplanes grew deeper.   Captivated by the stories of a pilot’s life, Coppell High School junior Sangjun Lee m...

Shafer takes to sky in pursuit of pilot’s license

Photo courtesy of Sam Schafer

April 15, 2014

By Jay Carroll Business Staff By senior year a majority of students know what they plan to study in college, or at least have a good idea at what they want to do in life. However, not many people are considering the field that senior Sam Shafer is taking. Shafer has been working around airplanes sinc...

Captain Swofford swoops into WWII pilot memories

Captain Swofford swoops into WWII pilot memories

November 9, 2012 By Tina Huang Staff Writer Before entering the Coppell home of Captain Robert Lee Swofford, there are already indicators of the patriotic past inside the household. The American flag hangs proudly by the door and posted on the door is a plaque with the words ‘Captain’...