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West Yellowstone Elementary School Students Visit Yellowstone Airport

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West Yellowstone Elementary School Students

Once again, Yellowstone Airport (WYS) hosted an annual field trip on May 29, 2018, for the first and fourth grade students of West Yellowstone School. The students spent half a day learning about activities involved in operating an airport.

To begin the field trip, the students received a tour of the SkyWest Airlines ticket counter where they learned about the checkin process. From there, they continued on to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) checkpoint and learned about TSA's purpose and function. They were also able to go through the walkthrough metal detector and see what a carry-on bag and its contents look like as it goes through the x-ray machine.

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