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ISU Seeks to Add Aviation Academy

The proposed ISU Aviation Academy would open to students in the fall of 2013 pending approval by the board of trustees.

Indiana State University could be one of three schools in the state – along with Vincennes and Purdue – to offer a school of aviation program that would prepare graduates to operate various types of professional aircraft.

The proposal for the new school will go before the ISU board of trustees Friday. Provost Jack Maynard says the university hopes to obtain at least ten planes to use as training behicles – at a cost of more than $1.5 million.

“We’re taking before the board tomorrow a plan to create the Indiana State University Flight Academy,” Maynard says. “This Academy will be located out at the Hulman Airport and we would be then providing all of the professional flight training for all of our students.”

Maynard says students interested in attaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation will have to pay $50,000 in addition to tuition fees to take part in the program. The Academy is slated to begin in the fall of 2013.

Jimmy Jenkins

Jimmy Jenkins is a multimedia journalist for WFIU and WTIU news. A native of Terre Haute, he is a masters student at the Indiana University School of Journalism and is proud to be a part of the public broadcasting stations he listened to and watched since he was a child. Follow him on Twitter @newsjunkyjimmy.

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