Jayson Tatum flies planes with STEM students at Logan Airport

The Celtics forward watched as local middle schoolers' hard work took flight.

Jayson Tatum and members of Winthrop Middle School's STEM club at Boston Logan International Airport.
Jayson Tatum and members of Winthrop Middle School's STEM Club at Logan Airport. –Boston Celtics

Celtics forward Jayson Tatum can throw down high-flying dunks, but can he fly a model airplane?

Tatum joined 24 students from Winthrop Middle School’s STEM Club at the JetBlue hangar at Logan Airport on Thursday as the students celebrated completing the JetBlue Rookie Flight Crew program. The four-week program teaches students the science of aeronautics as they learn how to build a fully functioning model airplane.

Tatum hopped on a tour of a JetBlue aircraft from airline crew members and watched as some of the students put their aeronautics knowledge to use.

“This is definitely a unique program that involves an extended process of thinking and working towards a specific goal of being able to fly their planes,” the second-year Celtics player said in a press release. “That’s what we witnessed here today, the kids being able to put all of their hard work and skill sets on display. It was fun to see.”

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Check out more photos from the visit below.

Jayson Tatum and members of Winthrop Middle School’s STEM Club at Logan Airport. —Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum and members of Winthrop Middle School’s STEM Club at Logan Airport. —Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum and members of Winthrop Middle School’s STEM Club at Logan Airport. —Boston Celtics
Members of Winthrop Middle School’s STEM Club at Logan Airport. —Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum and members of Winthrop Middle School’s STEM Club at Logan Airport. —Boston Celtics
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