KISSIMMEE, Fla. As Afton Kinkade made it up a flight of stairs and into the simulator cockpit, you can tell her passion really shines through.

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“I would look up in the sky and see things that were flying and say, ‘I want to do that. That looks amazing, that’s cool,’” she said.

Kinkade was just 3 years old when she developed a clear love for aviation. Today she finds herself flying a Level D-Simulator of an Airbus 320 at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport.

She’s already logged nearly 30 hours of instructional airtime. Kinkade traveled from the Tampa Bay area, because this is the closest simulator to her of its kind.