Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia

Air Transportation

March 25, 2022

On Friday, March 25th, Liz Porter and Patrick Joyce had the opportunity to pick up a home-built Corben Jr. Ace aircraft built by George Marchman. This plane is being donated to the Griffin Regional College and Career Academy for use in their Aviation Maintenance Technology Program.

Left to right Kara Jacobson, daughter of George Marchman, Chance Powers with Atlanta Air Recovery and Guy Woodroof, Aviation Maintenance Instructor at Griffin Regional College and Career Academy.

Atlanta Technical College announced that it is reopening their Aviation Maintenance program in January 2022. For more information click on this link: Aviation Maintenance Technician Info Sessions - Atlanta Technical College

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (2020) ranks Georgia fourth for United States for MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) employment. In total, the state has more than 22,000 MRO employees split between civilian and military operations. There are over 5,000 commercial pilots, 5,000 flight attendants and 1,100 air traffic controllers based in Georgia.