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Det. 017 cadets flying high toward private pilot licenses with Air Force scholarship

Air Force ROTC cadets (from left) Diego Martinez, Catherine Ross, Kayle Bell and Georgia Ganster are working on their private pilot licenses.

Air Force ROTC cadets (from left) Diego Martinez, Catherine Ross, Kayle Bell and Georgia Ganster are working on their private pilot licenses.

Air Force ROTC cadet Kayle Bell is getting a hand in achieving her goal to become an Air Force pilot, thanks to the AFROTC scholarship program “You Can Fly.”

Bell, a freshman from Pike Road, is working toward a private pilot’s license with a local flight school and is joined by junior Cadet Diego Martinez,…

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TROY aviation operations minor pairs college, flight training

Those who have completed flight classes can use those to receive academic credit toward the minor.

Those who have completed flight classes can use those to receive academic credit toward the minor.

Troy University is offering students a quicker path to becoming a commercial pilot.

The University’s Aviation Operations (Flight) minor gives flight school students the ability to simultaneously earn credits toward their TROY academic degrees, allowing students to earn up to 18 equivalent hours of credit by completing flight classes and earning Federal Aviation Administration certification.

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TROY’s UAS courses prepare students to manage drone operations

An image of Troy University's campus in Troy demonstrates the capabilities of an unmanned aerial system.

An image of Troy University's campus in Troy demonstrates the capabilities of an unmanned aerial system.

With the implementation this week of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 107 rules governing drone usage in the country, many commercial operators now have a clear path forward in the use of unmanned aerial systems.

“These vehicles are in use everywhere,” said Troy University adjunct professor Al Allenback, a retired Air Force colonel and fighter…

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