A Cessna 310 is now “flying” into the aviation-themed park at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina.
The plane was purchased last summer from The State of Georgia where it had been on display at Middle Georgia State College’s Cochran Campus. The school had changed its colors and so decided to repaint one static aircraft display and sell another one, luckily for GMU, according to airport officials.
The plane, believed to be built in 1962, was disassembled there and later arrived in Greenville after a road trip. The plane was reassembled by volunteers from USAeroTech, an aircraft maintenance training school located at GMU.
The free, open to the public, aviation-themed community park currently includes an educational amphitheater, paved exercise “Perimeter Taxiway” and walking “Runways” as well as aviation-themed playground equipment for children 2-5 years old, a swing set, an airplane “Climber” and a Cessna 310 static display.
Future plans are to add playground equipment for older children and a picnic pavilion. The park is located at 21 Airport Road Extension, Greenville SC, 29607.
For more information: GreenvilleDowntownAirport.com