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Students building airplane on weekends

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Every Saturday morning a group of local students meet at Minden Tahoe Airport to build a real two passenger airplane. These young builders have been working for over a year together with a group of adults who are teachers, pilots and builders.

This project is sponsored by the local Sports Aviation Foundation. The Foundation seeks to promote youth education and sports aviation at Minden Tahoe Airport. The Foundation is graciously supported by Big George Enterprises, GE, Click Bond, and individual donors. The hangar where the plane is being built is contributed by the Minden Tahoe Airport. All of the participants are sincerely thankful for this strong community support.

The project is open to all students who would like to learn about aviation and aircraft. Volunteers and donors who would like to assist in the project are welcome.

The aircraft under construction is a single engine Murphy Elite. The progress has been considerable. The control surfaces are complete and the wings and fuselage are under way. Interested parties should contact Mike Bradford at 781-1721. More information is available on the websites http://www.sportsaviationfoundation.org and http://mevbuildaplane.org/