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40 students signed up for Racine class using real airplane

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A new education program is ready to take off in Racine. A donor recently gave an airplane to the Racine Unified School District.

School officials say it will be used as a teaching tool for students interested in aviation mechanics.

The donation is going to Horlick High School and its purpose is to give kids hands on experience in careers related to flight.

The airplane was donated by a family in Marinette and is being stored at Batten International Airport where Horlick students will have access.

No students are going to be flying the plane instead students will be going through a program similar to an automotive learning experience, except with a plane.

So far 40 kids have signed up for classes which include an up close look at the motor and a deeper understanding of how planes fly.

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