Fox Valley Technical College gets new plane

GREENVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- The Fox Valley Technical College has received a unique donation: a Boeing 727.

FedEx donated the plane so emergency personnel in training can use it as part of the new partnership between the Outagamie County Regional Airport and Fox Valley Technical College.

The college and airport have been working for about 15 years on acquiring an aircraft to train people locally and from around the country.

The plane will be outfitted with seats and permanently grounded. It will be used for tactical and fire training as well as emergency medical scenarios.

College president Susan May says it's difficult to simulate this setting so they are grateful for the donation.

A ceremony was held Tuesday at the Outagamie County Regional Airport in Greenville.


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