In January a fundraiser was held at Pizza Ranch in Elk River, helping to fund the Build-A-Plane program.
On January 28th, the Build-A-Plane students helped create a dinner night which included a live band and raffle.
Build-A-Plane program has started back up despite the large amounts of snow. Students have started working on the wings of the Piper Colt, preparing them for fabric.
Over the last 18 months our Build A Plane program has been completely restoring a Piper Colt Aircraft that was donated in by Michele Heins.
Like any restoration, there are always a few bumps in the road. This is what we experienced with the Piper Colt when we found certain areas on the wing with corresion.
Working hard to make sure we will have an aircraft flying this spring 2019. Control surfaces are now covered.
Winter of 2018 a Hot Air Balloon was donated into Flight Expo, Inc. On the way home the trailer had issues causing it to flip on its side. Select students were put to task on restoring the trailer to make the balloon transportable.
We are ready for an instructor to help us out with flying our Hot Air Balloon.
Please contact Sharon at: 763-568-3360
We have our first Build A Plane student soloed on December 11, 2018.