Impressive Corporate Aircraft Returns to Aviation Center for Career Fair

Published 04.24.2009


Instrument panel as colorful as it is sophisticated Aviation students get a closer look Alumnus Brian F. Popeck with Debra M. Miller, director of corporate relations for Penn College With the Appalachian foothills as a backdrop, huge aircraft gains altitude on takeoff from Montoursville Philip Morris International brought its 2007 Gulfstream G-550 to the Williamsport Regional Airport on Thursday to attend Penn College's Aviation Career Fair. Students toured the aircraft, which first visited the Lumley Aviation Center in 2007, when it was brand-new. During the Career Fair, Jim Delamater and Brian F. Popeck (a 2007 aviation maintenance technology graduate of Penn College) interviewed candidates for a maintenance internship. Air Wisconsin, Duncan Aviation (Battle Creek) and Sterling Helicopters also attended the career fair. Although economic conditions prevented a large number of companies from recruiting at the career fair, the attendees' needs accounted for more openings than than there are graduates. Information and photos provided by Thomas D. Inman, associate professor of avionics; additional photo from Kenneth L. Barto, student photographer