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Medallion Foundation Supporting Nenana Pilot Program.....

Longtime FSP client, Medallion Foundation, http://medallionfoundation.org/, has provided Nenana High School in Nenana, Alaska with a new flight simulator!  The simulator will add to the school's new aviation education program, including flying skills and aircraft maintenance. Nenana City Public School (K-12) is located 300 miles north of Anchorage.  It serves both local and rural students.

“Medallion is about changing the safety culture at a young age as these students learn to fly promoting and educating safety first, so as they grow and advance the culture is already learned,” said Jerry Rock, executive director of the Medallion Foundation. “We also want to promote aviation education in interior Alaska, so Medallion is providing this simulator to ensure the program’s success.”

"Aviation as a career path has long been a goal of the Alaska Air Carriers Assocation to create technical training in schools that would act as a pipeline to the airlines in Alaska," said seasoned Alaska flight instructor, Mike Morgan, owner of Proflite of Alaska (also an FSP client), http://www.proflitealaska.com.

The simulator, a Precision Flight Controls Cirrus II unit, runs XPlane software on two screens. The FAA authorized Aviation Training Device has all of the normal single engine Cessna, Piper and Diamond Katana aircraft.  It is located at the Nenana High School and is accessible to the flying public.  Adam White, President of the Alaska Airmen's Association, is the liaison and contact for the simulators use.

The non-profit Medallion Foundation, an aviation safety organization, was formed in 2001 by the Alaska Air Carriers Association and operates 18 (ATD) aircraft simulators statewide in Alaska. 

For more information contact Jerry Rock, Executive Director, Medallion Foundation, at  907-743-8050 or Eric Gebhart, Nenana Superintendent, at  907-832-5464.

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