Fed-Ex Donates Airplane To Tulsa's Spartan College

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 4:28 pm
By: News On 6

A Boeing 727 just took last flight Tuesday, but it's got a long life ahead of it at the Spartan College of Aeronautics.

Fed-Ex Express donated the freighter plane to the school.

The company said they hope to inspire the next generation of aviation workers.

Spartan wasted no time giving students a first-hand look.

"The majority of them will go to work on airplanes of this size, this type. And now they'll have an idea what the airplanes look like that they'll be working on—what's around them, what's involved with them," said Spartan instructor Sam Williams.

It's the biggest donation Spartan has received, and their only 727 airplane on site.