April 25, 2014

EMU aviation program lands financial assistance for veterans

by Ward Mullens, Published June 09, 2011

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YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University's aviation affiliate, Eagle Flight Center, has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to offer financial assistance for FAA approved flight training courses through the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

            "This has not been a small task.  After months of preparation and persistence, we are proud to be able to offer this to our veterans," said Alex Bloye, the program's chief flight instructor.

            This approval is part of EMU Aviation's initiative to identify ways to lower the cost of flight training, and find additional means of funding for its students.  In June 2010, EMU Aviation also became an FAA 141 flight training facility, another step that helped lower the cost of the program by 15 percent.

            The EMU Aviation Flight Technology Program is the largest collegiate flight training program in SE Michigan and is Michigan's only Cessna Collegiate Center, an association with the Cessna Aircraft Company. Cessna is the world's largest producer of single-engine piston aircraft. 

            To learn more about the EMU Aviation Flight Technology Program and the Eagle Flight Center, call 734.481.3000 or visit http://www.EMUAviation.com

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