Liberty University Plans New Flight School

December 22, 2010

Liberty University says it needs more space to keep up with its flight school's growth.

Liberty plans to build a new facility for its school of aeronautics at Lynchburg Regional Airport. Preliminary plans call for a two-story structure with 40,000 to 50,000 square feet.

Aeronautics school dean Dave Young told The News & Advance that Liberty's pilot training program has grown in the past eight years from four students to 300. Demand for pilots and aircraft mechanics
also has grown.

Liberty launched an aircraft mechanics training program in January. Young says Liberty doesn't have a cost estimate for the project.

The project must be approved by the airport commission and the city council.

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