Spinks donates plane to Greenville Tech

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A 1983 Falcon Dassault aircraft will be the newest learning tool in Greenville Technical College’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program, thanks to Spinx Inc. and its founder, Stewart Spinks.

The jet, worth about $300,000, will help students in the program master the skills needed to become certified maintenance technicians. The Dassault is now part of a fleet of jet and reciprocating engine aircraft used for the hands-on component of the curriculum in the Federal Aviation Administration-approved program.

“We are very grateful to Stewart Spinks and Spinx Inc. for providing us with an excellent tool for teaching,” said Carl Washburn, department head for Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Truck Driver Training at Greenville Technical College. “This support ensures that our program delivers graduates with the skills to enter the workplace prepared for success.”

Spinks has also endowed a $25,000 scholarship for the college’s Culinary Institute of the Carolinas.

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