It Emerged as a Silvery Blip to the East ...

Published 12.17.2012


In conjunction with the arrival of the retired FedEx Express plane, several alumni – employees and retirees of FedEx – returned “home” to the Aviation Center, where they helped to remove the plane’s engines and install those that will be used for instruction.A look at the cockpit. The airplane’s complex flight controls, hydraulics, electrical and other systems will enable hands-on learning in areas that could only be simulated previously.Aviation students get a closer look during public tours of the plane.Appearing in the Winter 2012 issue of One College Avenue magazine: One of the largest donations in the institution's history provides a new facet of hands-on education for students at the college's Lumley Aviation Center.

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