EKU Voices: Dustin Wittman

Dustin Wittman

Dustin Wittman is an aerospace management major at Eastern Kentucky University. He realized aviation was his passion when he went to his first air show as a child with his family.

“It kind of became a tradition, in Cleveland and later in Albuquerque. I went to air shows every year. I can't think of one that I missed,” Dustin said.

He wants to work with an airline or airport operations. He’s also thought about working with management or safety.

Dustin loves to travel. One of his favorite things about traveling is that he gets to ride on a plane. He also loves to see different places, meet different people, get different ideas and see different approaches people have on life. It gets boring sitting in the same place and hearing the same things over and over, he explained.

Dustin did an exchange in the Netherlands with the Dutch Air Force, has been to Ukraine and this past year he was in Germany studying aboard for a year. He traveled back and forth to Sweden while in Germany and absolutely fell in love with it. He sees himself moving there after graduation.

The first time Dustin flew an airplane was when he was 12 years old. He was able to do an orientation flight with an instructor. He also was able to fly in Germany last year with some friends.

“…every time I go flying, people can tell, because I come back with this huge grin on my face, I can’t control it, it’s like a kid going to a candy store,” Dustin said.

Some of his other hobbies include history, hiking, learning Swedish and being the president of the German Club on campus.

When asked one thing he would change about EKU, he said, “I went to UNM and that was twice the size of this school and I think the only thing that it had that this school doesn’t have is a barbershop on campus. That’d be nice.”

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Published on August 01, 2016

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