Education

Museum Donates Plane for MCCTC Program

CANFIELD, Ohio — Students in the aviation maintenance program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center have a new set of wings to work on this school year thanks to a museum in Tennessee.

The A23 Fixed Wing Single Engine airplane was donated by the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma, Tenn., to be used as a training tool for MCCTC students working towards their Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.

Mike Stanko, a member of the MCCTC board, also serves on the Beechcraft Heritage Museum board and spoke to officials there about donating the aircraft to the school.

“Part of the mission of the museum is to continue education in aviation maintenance and what better way to do that then by donating to a school with a growing aviation program,” Stanko says. “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.”

The single engine airplane was delivered in November and students will have the chance to get hands on with it soon. T

The aviation program at MCCTC is a two-year program that leads to the Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. MCCTC is the only area high school that offers it, which results in a savings of $30,000 to the student, according to the school.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.