Nikita takes the pilot’s seat

Balonne Beacon - - BEST OG THE WEST -

ROMA teenager Nikita Bui­tendag could be for­given for hav­ing her head in the clouds.

The as­pir­ing Royal Aus­tralian Air Force pilot was one of 22 high school stu­dents from across the state to par­tic­i­pate in an avi­a­tion camp at the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Queens­land’s Spring­field cam­pus last week.

Nikita, 16, trav­elled al­most 500km from Roma to at­tend the camp.

“The camp re­ally opened my eyes to the dif­fer­ent op­por­tu­ni­ties there are in avi­a­tion and what it would be like to work as a pilot.”

Nikita Bui­tendag.

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