The aircraft landed at the Vernon Airport on October 16, welcomed by students, instructors, and Okanagan College employees outside the College’s Aerospace hangar adjacent to the runway. Carson Air's Vice President - Operations Kevin Hillier was on hand to make the official hand over of the aircraft to Okanagan College's AME Department and share words of encouragement with students.
This gift marks Carson Air's second donation in two months, coming on the wings of a donation of $125,000 made in September to assist the College in purchasing a flight simulator for the Commercial Aviation program.
“A gift like this from Carson Air, a local employer of our graduates and mentor to our apprentices, speaks volumes to their commitment to education in the region," says Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton.
Read more about how the aircraft will benefit AME students in the press release.