Delaware State University’s Department of Aviation has expanded its flight training program into Sussex County with a newly offered Private Pilot Ground Certification Course.
The course will be taught from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. from Sept. 16 to Dec. 16 at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown.
The course will prepare students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ground school examination, which is a requirement for obtaining a private pilot certification. The course – which will be taught by Robert Young, DSU associate professor of Aviation – is open to the general public.
“This is a great opportunity for the people of Sussex County to take advantage of quality training in flight fundamentals,” said Capt. Steve Speed, DSU Aviation Program director.
“As we continue to bring quality credit and non-credit programs to the Sussex Site, it has been exciting to work with Capt. Speed and Mr. Young to provide this course in aviation for the first time in Sussex County,” said Harry Downes, Jr., Director, DSU Sussex Site. “It is our goal to bring additional aviation courses to the Sussex Site.”
The course also qualifies for the Early Bird Program for high school students with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. The Early Bird Programs allows junior and senior Delaware High School students to take college courses at DSU at no tuition cost.
For more information, contact the DSU Aviation Program at (302) 857-6713 or at (302) 245-4245.