The Airbus team offered support and expertise to Mobile County Public Schools, B.C. Rain High School to help students at B.C. Rain’s Aviation and Aerospace Academy build an airplane from the ground up: one thought to be the first in the state built by high school students.
A total of about 75 students built the plane from the ground up over the last two years under the tutelage of engineers and mentors from Airbus and VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering and with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies and Signature Flight Support. B.C. Rain’s industry partners then completed the inspections necessary to obtain the clearance necessary to fly the plane.