Our mechanics have been working for many months to repair a 1975 Piper Seneca II.
Having the Seneca finished and airworthy will help us provide better services to our missionary partners in Central America. It will also give us a connection between our community and the missionaries.
We’re very grateful to Edna Papadakis. She donated the aircraft, N32555, to our organization after her husband, John, passed away. He had maintained the plane during the 40 years that he owned it.
While the condition of the aircraft allowed it to be ferried to our hangar at the Wauchula Municipal Airport, we needed to complete several major projects to make it ready for international service.
The maintenance projects involved in getting the Seneca ready for international service have given us some great opportunities within the Aviation Education core ministry. The extensive projects on each engine, the instrument panel and radio stack, and the landing gear have provided excellent opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience working through major sections of an aircraft.