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Danelle Hagan - Gordon Cooper Technology Center

Danelle Hagan flies to new heights with education at GCTC.
Danelle Hagan - Gordon Cooper Technology Center

Danelle Hagan

THEN: A struggling mother with a special needs son. Danelle was faced with the challenge of finding trained child care, caring for a sick child and dealing with a broken-down car. Realizing she needed to provide a better life for herself and her children, Danelle enrolled at GCTC in the aviation maintenance technology course where she

  • Learned to service, repair and overhaul turbine engine systems, propellers and fuel systems.
  • Received her certification of achievement in computer fundamentals for Windows XP.
  • Performed sheet metal structural repairs and composite structural repairs.

NOW: While at GCTC, Danelle received an internship at the Shawnee Municipal Airport towing airplanes, filing client information and even flying an airplane. At Gordon Cooper Aviation School, she studies the fundamentals and operations of an airplane. Upon graduating from Gordon Cooper, Danelle plans to pursue a job at Tinker Air Force Base and acquire her pilot's license.