By: KDKA-TV News Staff

JEFFERSON HILLS (KDKA) — On Monday, students at Thomas Jefferson High School got a close-up look at AHN’s life flight helicopter.

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The crew landed the chopper in a field at the school for a hands-on lesson about what they do each day.

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The school says it is part of a program that allows students to take an in-depth look at career paths they are interested in.

“This appeared in a period called PLT, which is personalized learning time, so students who are interested in this field or in this work down the road are able to come out here and learn from the professionals that do that type of work,” said Adam Knaresborough, Assistant Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School. “So it’s a great experience for our students, a lot to be learned today, and we’re excited to see the helicopter land on campus.”

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The school says it has other events like this to help students figure out what careers they want to pursue.