Friday, February 01, 2013

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Flying on the wings of a living legend: Georgia Aviation Hall of Famer Julius J. Alexander, Jr. to be honored Monday at Atlanta City Hall

WHAT:           Proclamation presentation honoring Georgia Aviation Hall of Famer Julius J. Alexander, Jr.

WHEN:           1 p.m. Monday, February 4, 2013

WHERE:         City Council Chamber, (second floor) Atlanta City Hall

ATLANTA In observance of African American History Month, District 10 City Councilman  C.T. Martin will honor Georgia Aviation Hall of Famer and living legend Julius J. Alexander, Jr. on Monday, February 4 during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Atlanta City Council.

A proclamation will be presented to Alexander at 1 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Atlanta City Hall (second floor), 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.

In the 1970s, using aviation class and flying as a tool for academic improvement and self esteem for inner city and economically deprived students, Julius Alexander formed a Civil Air Patrol cadet squadron at Price High School. On Saturdays, he provided flight lessons for his students, who sold candy bars to raise money to pay for the rental of a Cessna 150. Fifteen of his former students are now pilots for major U.S. airlines, including two students from the former Price High School who are captains with US Airways.

Today, Alexander operates Aviation Career Enrichment, Inc., a youth motivation program that operates a weekend flight academy for young people between the ages of 9 and 18.