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Anticipating Plane of Their Own, El Salvadoran Educators Pay Fact-Finding Visit

Bookended by two aircraft from the college's instructional fleet – a Grumman A-6 Intruder and a Boeing 727 – aviation instructor Michael R. Robison (back to camera) conducts a tour.
Bookended by two aircraft from the college’s instructional fleet – a Grumman A-6 Intruder and a Boeing 727 – aviation instructor Michael R. Robison (back to camera) conducts a tour.
Thomas D. Inman, associate professor of aviation, demonstrates a student-built autopilot simulator.
Thomas D. Inman, associate professor of aviation, demonstrates a student-built autopilot simulator.
Campus guests seize the moment in the cockpit of the 727.
Campus guests seize the moment in the cockpit of the 727.
Plastics technology professor Kirk M. Cantor demonstrates how the Nissei ES3000 injection molding machine makes "flying discs."
Plastics technology professor Kirk M. Cantor demonstrates how the Nissei ES3000 injection molding machine makes “flying discs.”
Visiting the rapid-prototyping area of College Avenue Labs
Visiting the rapid-prototyping area of College Avenue Labs

Representatives of Universidad Don Bosco in El Salvador, soon to join Penn College as a recipient of a retired aircraft from FedEx, visited the Lumley Aviation Center and other instructional areas during a visit Tuesday and Wednesday. The group toured the hangar and other instructional areas of the college’s facility at the Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville − including the Boeing 727 donated to Penn College in March 2012 − as well as the Plastics Innovation & Resource Center, the School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies, and Workforce Development & Continuing Education on main campus. The institution, located in San Salvador, offers a number of technology majors that mirror Penn College’s, including aircraft maintenance, product design and mechatronics.
Photos by Stacey C. Hampton, coordinator of matriculation and retention, School of Industrial and Engineering Technologies; Inman and Robison

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