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New aviation project at Fuqua

The Fuqua School Aviation class is currently refurbishing an old experimental plane. Working alongside knowledgeable volunteers from the area Experimental Aircraft Chapter (EAA), students have received a good taste of the tedious work it takes to make something new again. Twice weekly, the class meets in the aviation shop to disassemble and revitalize some part of the plane. Over the previous weeks they have been peeling off the old coverings of the wings, and sanding down the exposed metal to ensure the new coverings will adhere to the surface. On classroom days the students have been completing the online Aviation 101 course through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and working on piecing together remote-controlled planes. Pictured are, from left, aviation student Dalton Tucker, Keysville; Alex Woods, Chase City; and Holt Mason, Rice; work on refurbishing an old experimental plane while an EAA volunteer looks on.