Local EAA Chapter Donates to CTC

Pictured Left to Right: Larry McClure, President of EAA Chapter 565, Cynthia Gulsby, Director at Charlotte Technical College and Amanda Fox, Aviation Maintenance Specialist

Charlotte Technical College Receives $1,500 Donation from EAA Chapter 565 to Propel Aviation Training Forward

Charlotte County, FL – Charlotte Technical College is excited to announce a significant donation of $1,500 from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 565, based in Punta Gorda, Florida. This generous contribution will support the college’s ongoing efforts to enhance and expand its aviation programs through the Propelling Futures Campaign.

The donation will directly assist in the development of a state-of-the-art Aviation Training Facility at Punta Gorda Airport, aimed at elevating the training for FAA-certified Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics. This initiative is crucial for meeting the increasing demand for skilled aviation professionals in southwest Florida and beyond.

Larry McClure, President of EAA Chapter 565, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “Our EAA chapter is proud to support state-of-the-art training for the next generation of FAA-certified Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics at PGD. We understand the pivotal role of Charlotte Technical College, and how important this new facility will be to meet the growing demands of the aviation workforce in southwest Florida.”

Charlotte Technical College is deeply grateful for this partnership with EAA Chapter 565, as it not only enhances the educational opportunities for its students but also strengthens the regional aviation industry.

“We are immensely thankful to Larry McClure and all the members of EAA Chapter 565 for their support,” said Cynthia Gulsby, Director at Charlotte Technical College. “This donation is not just a monetary contribution; it’s an investment in our students and the future of aviation in our region.”

The funds will be used to ensure that the upcoming Aviation Training Facility is equipped with the latest technology and resources, providing an unrivaled learning environment for aspiring aviation mechanics.

How to Get Involved

As we enter the final phases of the “Propelling Futures” campaign, we invite the community to join us in this last stretch. Your support can help us fully realize our vision and ensure that Charlotte Technical College continues to be a leader in aviation education. To learn more about the campaign and how you can contribute, please visit www.propellingfuturesatctc.com.

Charlotte Technical College extends its deepest gratitude to everyone who has supported the “Propelling Futures” campaign. Together, we are not just building a facility; we are building futures.

About Charlotte Technical College:

Charlotte Technical College is a leading provider of vocational and technical education in Charlotte County, offering a wide range of programs designed to empower students to succeed in their chosen careers.


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