I want to give a Shout Out to Rick Menanno and his students at Saint Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School in Brampton. Rick runs an Aviation Manufacturing course and has attracted many bright students to the class which is building a Fisher FP-202 Koala!
The FP-202 Koala is the second aircraft the program has worked on. The previous FP-202 Koala was purchased as an incomplete kit. With the assistance of the previous owner of FFP the aircraft was completed and displayed in the foyer of the school for all to see.
This program teaches the students the basic theory of flight and basic aircraft structures and controls. It prepares the students who are interested in a career in aviation by establishing the foundation of aviation knowledge in early high school rather than at the beginning of college.
I have been able to chat with the students and answer their questions and give them a brief history of the designs and the company.
I have invited the Aviation teacher at another local high school to come to the shop to see if we can get another build program started. They seem enthusiastic about coming to see the shop and discuss the aircraft kits we manufacture.