Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam Srl. and Michael and Lynne Birmingham, U.S. distributors for Tecnam, donated a 2009 Tecnam P-92 Echo Classic at Sun ‘n Fun to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach flight team.
The plane is a Light Sport Aircraft valued at $125,000. The flight team will be the first in the nation to fly a Tecnam in the upcoming National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s SAFECON 2009 competition May 17-29 at Parks College of St. Louis University.
Tecnam and the Birminghams donated the P-92 Echo Classic to Embry-Riddle’s flight team after
becoming familiar with the flight training program at a recent National Training Aircraft Symposium the College of Aviation sponsors each year.
“Our partnership with Embry-Riddle is an opportunity for Tecnam to demonstrate the quality of its plane – its engineering and versatility – and also to recognize Embry-Riddle’s program for its high level of quality, training, and strict safety management,” said Lynne Birmingham. “This donation is our way of supporting and encouraging the next generation of general and commercial aviation pilots.”