‘Cop’ping a look


Submitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.

Submitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.


Submitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.


Submitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.


BELLBROOK — Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to a local pilot.

Finley Barfield flew his R22 helicopter to the school and explained about principles of flight, being a pilot, and specifics of his helicopter. The students asked many questions and gained a lot of knowledge from this real world experience about flight.

Barfield also shared with the group about the Young Eagles Program of which he is a part. Upon request when leaving, Barfield showed the students how he can fly the helicopter in circles and backwards as well as forwards. It was a fun way to end the first trimester Flight class and start the second trimester flight class, according to St. Pierre.

Barfield, and Kevin Price, a retired Air Force F-16 pilot who also took part in the presentation, work at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Submitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/11/web1_IMG_0728.jpgSubmitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.

Submitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/11/web1_IMG_0730.jpgSubmitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.

Submitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/11/web1_IMG_0738.jpgSubmitted photos Students in Jennifer St. Pierre’s eighth grade flight class at Bellbrook Middle School had a close-up look at a helicopter Monday thanks to local pilot Finley Barfield, who flew his R22 helicopter to the school.