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Cherokee NJROTC tours Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville

Travis Baxley • Sep 27, 2018 at 11:42 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Cherokee High School NJROTC cadets visited the Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville on Sept. 12 and participated in a guided tour throughout the museum, viewing numerous historic planes, several of which served in the World War II era.

The pride of the Tennessee Museum of Aviation are two P-47 Thunderbolts. These aircraft date back to World War II era and less than 12 are currently flying worldwide.

The 3,500 square-foot hanger is also home to many other types of aircraft, including a North American T-28 Trojan and a replica of the 1902 Wright Glider.

“This was an amazing look into History I’ve never seen,” one cadet is quoted with saying, “And to take this tour first hand is breathe taking!”

Cherokee cadets who attended are as follows: Emily Andrews, Emily Aviles, James Bond, Kendall Chamberlain, Travis Clouston, Brittany Cox, Nahaven Davis, Julie Deacro, Noah Eidson, Kita Eldridge, Kaidence Fleischer, R.J Greene, Chris Harris, Emily Harris, Jade Helfman, Leif Hollingsworth, Freedom Johnson, Hayden Lawson, Madison Lawson, Xander Lovin, Symon Mallory, Elizabeth Massengill, Cynthia Pierce, Katlyn Ramsey, Jessica Rawlings, Josie Roten, Jesse Seay, Maisie Smith, Ian Stewart, Rayne Waller, John White, Heather Whitt, Blaine Wilder, and Trenton Williams.

-Public Affairs Officer Cadet Ensign Travis Baxley