Beavercreek’s newest classroom: a plane

FedEx Boeing 727 (FedEx photo)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A Boeing 727 donated by FedEx is on its way to becoming an aviation classroom for students in southwestern Ohio.

The Beavercreek City Schools board on Monday will meet to accept the gift as a science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) classroom for use by schools in the Dayton area.

Project spokeswoman Debbie Alberico says the jet will land on Nov. 20 at Dayton International Airport. It will be housed there and renovated into a classroom before moving to Wright State University.

The airport, Wright State and Clark State Community College are partnering with the district in the project funded through sponsorships, grants and private donations.

It will provide training for middle school, high school and post-secondary students in aviation and aerospace and also be used for elementary students. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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