Van Nuys Airport

Students check out landing gear recently at the aviation mechanics schools operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District at Van Nuys Airport. The vocational program was saved from closure in May. (Los Angeles Times / June 27, 2013)

Recently spared from closure, the popular aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport will receive a $25,000 donation this weekend to establish a scholarship fund for low-income students.

The University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation will present the donation during ceremonies Saturday evening at Clay Lacy Aviation, which is near the North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center.

North Dakota "is home to one of the nation's top collegiate flight training programs and we're honored to show our support for one of the nation's top aircraft mechanics schools," said Larry Martin, board chairman of the foundation.

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-- Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times

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