Wings Finished in Plane Restoration ProjectEdward Molek
Students in 7th quarter at PIA’s Pittsburgh Campus have completed another task to restore a 1956 Piper Tri-Pacer. The fabric wings, recently painted and completed by the students, represent a major step in the planes restoration. Students from previous classes had worked on refurbishing the frame of the aircraft, and laid the ground work for the completion of the wings.
Giving the dilapidated plane new life has been a 7th quarter project for just over a year, with Instructor Patrick Buono heading up the restoration process. The next step for students will involve covering the fuselage with a similar fabric as the wings.
Check back in with PIA to follow the plane as it becomes airworthy!