Greenville Man Gives Airplane and Flight Training Simulator to Greenville Technical College Aviation Program

FEBRUARY 20, 2012

Greenville Man Gives Airplane and Flight Training Simulator to Greenville Technical College Aviation Program

A retired Greenville executive has given an airplane and flight training simulator to the aircraft maintenance technology program at Greenville Technical College. Gregg Cornell donated the plane he spent many hours building and simulator because he has decided to stop flying after more than 40 years of piloting aircraft. The gifts include a 2004 Glasair Super II aircraft and a Cirrus II Precision Flight Controls Simulator. Carl Washburn, the College's Associate Dean for Transportation, said, "We are greatly appreciative of this generous gift.

The simulator will be used to help students see what a pilot sees in flight while using aircraft instrumentation. The aircraft will be used to help students better understand the avionics they will encounter while working on aircraft." The College's aviation maintenance program trains people to maintain and repair aircraft of all sizes and for all uses. Currently there are 122 students participating in the program located at SCTAC.