Most homebuilt aircraft start life in a damp basement or shared garage, but the next project for the Aerospace Center for Excellence will begin right in the open at Sun n Fun. And while students from the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and Lakeland Aero Club will begin work on the CH750 during the airshow in April, its not expected to be completed during the week.
Boeing awarded a $3 million grant to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) aimed at accelerating the schools pilot training and aviation maintenance programs at the 18th Annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit on Thursday. The grant will create a permanent endowment to fund annual scholarships for flight training, maintenance training and certification costs.
Veteran FBO and flight school operator Lou Mancuso has opened a new flight academy at Sebring, Florida, that he says will provide fast-track training for pilots planning professional flight careers. In this exclusive podcast recorded at the Sport Aviation Expo 2019 show in Sebring, Mancuso said the school will rely on light sport aircraft, specifically the Bristell.
Electric aircraft company Eviation announced last week that it is forming a research and development partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Through the partnership, fourth year undergraduate engineering students will collaborate with Eviation on zero-emission all-electric aircraft solutions.
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is offering $500 scholarships to first responders who want to attend its small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) commercial remote pilot training course in 2019. The three-day course covers topics including airspace, meteorology, weather, UAS performance, loading and center of gravity, and Part 107 operations.
Southeastern University and International Aero Academy, both based in Lakeland, Florida, announced last week the launch of an aviation program that will provide a fast track to a professional pilot career.
The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) announced that it has signed an agreement with Texas Nueces County to provide drone support in the event of natural disasters.
Delaware State University (DSU) has placed an order for 10 new Vulcanair V1.0 aircraft for its aviation department flight training program, according to a joint announcement from the university and Vulcanairs U.S. distributor, Ameravia. DSU says it also intends to purchase at least one additional V1.0 a year from 2019 to 2027.