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Aviation Students Take Field Trip to Dulles Airport


A Penn College tour group stands in front of an SR-71 Blackbird during a recent visit to Dulles Airport and the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.Pennsylvania College of Technology Aviation students recently traveled to Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C., touring Independence Air’s hangar, maintenance control and administrative areas.

They also received an overview and demonstration of Bombardier’s Canadair Regional Jet from Bombardier’s Technical Representative Joe Bazil.

“We have a good relationship with Independence Air,” noted Brett A. Reasner, associate professor of aviation.

“Penn College has several alumni working for them and has two internship positions with them,” he added. “They also have a representative Mike Vennie,a manager in Technical Operations on our Trade Advisory Board.”

The group also visited the “must-see” National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the airport.

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