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Navy donates engine to Fort Myers Technical College

This provides real hands on learning for students
Posted at 8:59 AM, Mar 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-12 08:59:54-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Navy has donated two H-60 Helicopter Engines to Fort Myers Tech.

Students at the Fort Myers Technical College Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inspection, and Repair program are now getting hands-on experience thanks to the US Navy.

"Having these engines helps illustrate (on a smaller scale) what a powerplant does, which solidifies the education given here, and it gives us the boost we need to send this program further," says FMTC Turbine Instruction Todd Regan.

These engines provide practical experience for students' needs in the workforce.

It will show the different stages of compression from low to high. Students will learn where fuel and air are atomized and mixed to provide combustion when an ignitor is introduced.

Finally, they'll be able to see how the turbine performs, what it powers, and the subsystems along with it.

"Partnerships occur at all levels, and we are extremely excited to have received this generous donation from the US Navy,” says Fort Myers Technical College Director John Roszell.

“Equipment like this is hard to come by and will make an immediate and sustained impact on our TGM program, “ said Roszell.