Students at PIA Youngstown had the opportunity to visit the Air Heritage Museum at the Beaver County Airport. The group of students currently studying airframe were able to tour the facilities and see various restoration projects being completed there. The Fairchild C-123 Provider located at the museum is the only one of its kind currently in airworthy condition. Nicknamed “Thunderpig” by the 911th Airlift Wing out of Greater Pittsburgh Airport, the aircraft was largely used during the Vietnam War for cargo and paratroopers. Mr. Ogle, an instructor at Youngstown, had the opportunity to work on the aircraft 25 years ago. The aircraft has also appeared in films such as X-Men: Days of Future Past and American Made.
The museum is home to several aircraft, including a Fairchild 24 Forwarder, A McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle, and A McDonnell Doughlas F-4C Phantom II.
The Air Heritage Museum operates soley with the assistance of volunteers. Thank you to the museum for opening your doors to PIA students.
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