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Cessna Awards Auburn a New Cessna 172

Top Hawk is leading the way for collegiate aviation programs to continue training the next generation of pilots. Top Hawk is a partnership between Textron Aviation and top university aviation schools to provide students with access to the world’s most popular trainer, the Cessna® Skyhawk®, and provide unique internship opportunities with the world’s leading general…

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BoT Approves New $8.7 Million Aviation Building

Construction will soon take place on a new education facility at the Auburn University Regional Airport. The construction will create additional space for instruction and training for the university’s aviation programs, the Opelika-Auburn News (http://bit.ly/2lfvtkO) reported. The Auburn University Board of Trustees approved the Airport Aviation Education Facility at a recent meeting. Construction is expected…

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Auburn & Wallace State Explore Aviation Partnership

Officials from Wallace State Community College and Auburn University met in Hanceville recently to discuss potential partnerships related to aviation. “We are here today to look for ways to partner,” said Dr. Bill Hutto, director of the Auburn Airport and Aviation Center. “One of the missions of the Aviation Center is outreach, including providing pathways…

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75th Anniversary Gala

Tickets are on sale for the 75th Anniversary Aviation Gala on November 18th. We’ll be celebrating 75 years of Flight Education at Auburn University! Join us at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art as we celebrate our past, our present and our future. Seating is extremely limited so reserve your tickets now. Click…

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Auburn To Open Satellite Campus

Auburn University and the City of Gulf Shores are moving forward with plans to build a complex in Gulf Shores, Alabama, that will serve as both an educational outpost for Auburn and a resource for Gulf Coast residents. A number of Auburn programs are expected to operate out of the new 24,000-square-foot building which will…

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Embry-Riddle Makes Auburn Home

Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus evacuated its 60 Cessna, Piper and Diamond airplanes to the Auburn University Regional Airport in advance of hurricane Andrew. Originally, the plan was to keep the planes on-site in a hurricane-rated hangar, but that changed when officials found out Hurricane Matthew was set to make a direct hit, Roddey said. The school…

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Aviation Program May Have New Home

Three years after Auburn University’s aviation program was slated for potential cancellation, moves are now being made to fortify the course of study to make it stronger than ever. Earlier this week, Auburn University announced an ongoing exploratory initiative that could move Auburn’s aviation degree programs from the Harbert College of Business to the University…

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Auburn Announces New Flight-Ed Facility

Auburn University will receive $5 million from the state’s 2017 fiscal year budget toward construction of a new Aviation Education Facility, following Gov. Robert Bentley’s recent signing of the bill. The planned 23,000-square-foot facility will replace an outdated structure built in 1950 that has limited space as well as maintenance issues. University officials soon will…

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State Designates $5 Million to Auburn Aviation

Auburn University Aviation Center Director Bill Hutto just released the following statement: “..We are happy to announce that the Governor has signed a bill that will provide $5,000,000 to the Auburn University Aviation Center in FY 2017! We are very grateful to Speaker Mike Hubbard who has worked tirelessly to secure these dollars for our…

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Auburn Aviation Partner’s With Community Colleges

Auburn University President Jay Gogue and Alabama Community College System Chancellor Mark Heinrich will sign a memorandum of understanding Thursday  to enhance aviation training and economic development opportunities around the state, according to a university release. The collaboration will include aerospace engineering and aviation-related degree and certificate programs; flight education training; unmanned aircraft systems, or…

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