The Aviation Center doesn't look like any other school building within Toledo Public Schools and that's exactly the point.

Housed in a hangar at Toledo Express Airport - at the end of a long row of airline industry-related companies - the center is a hands-on, three year Career Tech program that prepares students to become FAA-approved maintenance technicians.

Yes, there is a standard classroom for the book work and one with computers at every desk so students can study diagrams of plane parts. But there's also a large room filled with plane engines that seniors take completely apart and put back together and a cavernous hangar filled with the three planes the center owns, as well as parts of planes that are either being taken apart or put together.