Montoursville, Lycoming County – Aviation students showcase their work to Pennsylvania State Senators.
Senator Gene Yaw boarded a Boeing 727 Thursday. Not for a flight, but to tour the winged classroom. The aircraft was donated by FedEx last year. It sits outside the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Lumley Aviation Center at the Williamsport Regional Airport. Students showed members of the Senate Aviation Caucus what they are studying.
“Seeing our facility and what we do on a day to day basis, how the classes are held how the labs are set up what test we run on the aircraft,” said Bryan Behm, junior at Penn College Aviation.
Brett Reasner is the schools Dean for Transportation and Natural Resources. The school makes sure the center is equipped with the latest aviation technology.
“The level of skills they attain while their here, really going to be what’s necessary to work on modern aircrafts now and into tomorrow,” said Reasner.
Senator Gene Yaw visits the center several times a year.
“I am just thrilled. We look at it and we go on the idea that Penn College, our placement rate out of this program is in the mid nineties. I mean that is great,” said Yaw.
The caucus visited Lycoming Engines on Thursday after their tour at the airport.
Lycoming Engines is the the only US owned engine in the country.