World Premiere: The Voyage of a Dream

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World Premiere: The Voyage of a Dream

Over the last few weeks, you’ve gotten a glimpse of Southwest’s short film featuring 12-year-old Emily from Trenton, MO who has big dreams to become a professional ballet dancer. She never imagined that a Southwest Airlines Pilot would play a huge role in taking her dream on the dance floor to 30,000 feet. Today, you’ll learn about the final ingredient of making this little girl’s dream come true in our world premiere of Southwest’s short film, The Voyage of a Dream.

Southwest First Officer Gary has volunteered for our Adopt-A-Pilot program where more than 42,000 fifth-grade students in nearly 1,500 classrooms adopt a Southwest Pilot to lead them through science, math, and other core subjects based on aviation-related activities. This is where Gary met Emily—in her fifth-grade classroom.

Gary asked his fifth grade class in Trenton, MO to write an essay on what they aspire to be when they grow up. He takes this essay assi