Friday, December 28, 2018

Mahoning County Career and Technical Center aviation students receive donated airplane

MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio (WKBN) - The students in the aviation maintenance program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center received a big gift from a museum in Tennessee. 

The Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma Tennessee donated a Beech A23 airplane.

The airplane was donated as a training tool for the students enrolled in the program who are working toward their Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.

“Part of the mission of the museum is to continue education in aviation maintenance and what better way to do that than by donating to a school with a growing aviation program,” said MCCTC school board member, Mike Stanko. “MCCTC holds a special place in my heart as I was fortunate enough to be in the first graduating class of the aviation program in 1974.”

Stanko also serves on the Beechcraft Heritage Museum board and spoke to them about donating the aircraft to the school.

The aviation program at MCCTC is a two-year program where students have the opportunity to receive their Airframe and Powerplant Certificate after completing the program. MCCTC is the only high school that offers this program in the state of Ohio east of Columbus.

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