Aviation students visit local airport to learn aircraft engine operations

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16 students in Aviation’s Aeronautical Science III class visited the Albert Whitted Maintenance Hanger last Thursday, November 5th. They spent 2 hours at the airport located in Downtown St. Pete learning about the operating principles of reciprocating aircraft engines. Students were able to see the inner workings of aircraft engines and ask questions about the operation and location of various aircraft components. After touring the maintenance areas, students had a chance to get into the cockpit of the Cirrus SR22. Although they did not get to fly the aircraft, they did enjoy seeing the technology and manipulating the flight controls.