Aviation Training Program from Texas Planning to Come to Cape Girardeau

An aviation group out of Texas  U.S. Aviation Group( (USAG)  is make plans to move into a total of o 1,400-square-feet of rented office space at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport around the start of April, officials say. The company is currently making plans to launch a degree program at Southeast Missouri State University to provide both education and hands on training for aviation piolits. USAG will bring a maximum of three Cessna 172 aircraft to the airport by the beginning of July. Officials with the aviation group say, they like to keep an eight-to-one ratio of students to aircraft and they are hoping to have a total of twenty to twenty-five students in the inaugural class. U.S. Aviation signed an agreement for partnership back on December 4, 2020 with airport officials and the university to start a four-year Professional Pilot degree program at Southeast Missouri State University starting this fall. It is the university’s econd foray in off-the-ground training and education. Four years ago, Southeast Missouri State University began an unmanned aircraft systems (drone) degree program. All students who take part in the program actical, hands-on training at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport and classroom training will take place on the main campus of Southeast Missouri State University. University officials confirmed last week that Ken Jackson, the former Dexter, Missouri, school superintendent, who is also a private pilot.

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