2012 Senior Project: Fully Overhauled and Restored Cessna 150K
During the 2011-2012 school year, Aviation High School seniors worked on a yearlong project to overhaul, repair and refurbish a 1969 Cessna 150K that was sitting in an airfield in upstate New York for over eight years. Led by Aviation Maintenance senior teachers, the students in the hangar set to work stripping the decades old paint, repairing the aircraft, and restoring it to its original beauty, while 5th Year Honors students overhauled the engine at Aviation High School's JFK Annex. The students worked diligently all throughout the year to restore the aircraft and the hard work paid off! By June 2012 the Cessna 150K was running smoothly and shining bright! All the students who worked on the plane were recognized by Principal Charalambous and JetBlue CEO Dave Barger during the 2012 Graduation ceremony. This project was a great testament to the hard work, perseverance, and dedication to the field of aviation that all Aviation High School students are known for. Take a look at the project photo album to see the progress from the beginning to the end!