FNTI students continue flight training thanks to planes leased from Seneca

First Nations Technical Institute students are back in the air after Seneca College leased two of its Cessna 172s to the institution. FNTI recently experienced a fire that destroyed its hangar, all of its planes, and its operations office and service equipment. While students who were close to graduating were moved to Kingston or Cornwall to complete their training, FNTI needed to lease planes for its remaining students. These students are now able to continue their flight training thanks to the planes leased from Seneca. “Finding leased planes going into the busy flight season was challenging,” said FNTI Dean of Aviation and Chief Flight Instructor Jo-Anne Tabobandung. “Seneca really came through with the lease and offering to provide maintenance for the aircraft. … They are really going out of their way to support us.”