November 28, 2016: Wings CEO Greg Anderson, Teacher Flight Program Manager Hetty Carlson, Wings Board Chair Charlie Johnson and Wings Chief Pilot Chad Graves took delivery of a new C-182-T from Textron Aviation for use in Wings education programs at its new Flight Annex, particularly the Teacher Flight outreach initiative. The generous lease of this beautiful aircraft is part of a growing partnership between Wings Over the Rockies and Textron Aviation, general aviation’s most prominant leaders. The Teacher Flight Program, supported by the Emil Bueller Trust, has already reached over 400 schools along the Front Range, with Teachers flying in Wing’s 450 Stearman biplane. The addition of a 182T will allow the program to expand with a closed cabin aircraft that can fly teachers yearround. Teachers become envoys to their schools with aerospace education resources provided by Wings. Textron Aviation’s support will allow the program to reach toward its goal of one teacher per school (1600) in the Front Range by 2020.
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