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EKU aviation program awarded Appalachian Regional Commission grant to purchase flight simulators

A nearly half-million-dollar investment in Eastern Kentucky will bring hands-on experience with Eastern Kentucky University’s highly touted aviation program directly to students in the service region. The purchase of two dozen virtual reality flight simulators, to be placed throughout the Appalachian region, is being made possible with a nearly $360,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission....

Eastern Kentucky University alum, pilot Sean Howard named chief flight instructor in aviation program

Eastern Kentucky University’s recently hired chief flight instructor is new to the job, but very familiar with EKU.   After serving as a professional pilot for more than two decades, Sean Howard has returned to his alma mater to train the next generation of flyers in EKU’s aviation program. He is excited to be back on campus.   “It feels like home to me, this program, this university,” said...