DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Southeastern Oklahoma State University hosted its annual Aviation Day on Friday.

Texoma-area high school seniors got a chance to see what it's like to be a part of SOSU's Aviation Sciences Institute. They also heard from potential classmates who already have flying experience in the program.

The day is designed to ease the nerves of new students as they start their careers in the sky.

"There are times where the winds are a little too high and you're like, 'Holy crap! That scared me a little bit!'" said SOSU aviation program sophomore Jacob McLarry. "But it just goes back down to the basics they teach you in private pilot... just fly the plane."

The high schoolers also got to try out flight simulators, hear about the academic programs, and sit in an aircraft.