By: The Associated Press
December 27, 2011
SALINA, Kan. – The aviation program at Kansas State University’s campus in Salina has added five new planes to its fleet of learning aircraft.
KSAL-AM reports (http://bit.ly/up0pAC) the planes are Cessna Skyhawk 172 G100’s. The campus took delivery in late November, allowing students to use the aircraft in the semester’s final two weeks of classes.
Dennis Kuhlman, CEO and dean of the Salina campus, says the new planes will help maintain a low ratio of students to aircraft.
Aviation department head Kurt Barnhart says the new Skyhawks have autopilot, which will add another dimension to students’ experience flying the Cessna 172 planes.
Source: THE REPUBLIC