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K-State Today Student Edition

November 15, 2013



Classroom experiences help K-State Salina student soar with airline internship

By Communications and Marketing

An internship with Southwest Airlines is helping a Kansas State University aviation student put what she learned in the classroom to good use.

Brooke Roman, senior in professional pilot from Nixa, Mo., has been serving a four-month internship with Southwest Airlines at its headquarters in Dallas since Sept. 9. Her duties include working with the airline's electronic flight bag -- or EFB -- team in its trial phase of transitioning pilots from using paper charts to electronic charts on iPads. Roman's job is reviewing the surveys the pilots participating in the trial complete after each flight. She then passes on their feedback to her managers, who use the information to make any adjustments needed before the airline proceeds with full electronic flight bag deployment.

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