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First students in Austin Peay State University’s new aviation science program earn flight certificates

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) new aviation science program has reached a new milestone – six students in the program have earned their private pilot helicopter certificates. And other students in the program are in line to do the same.

Austin Peay State University aviation student Samuel Nicholas, left, after earning his private pilot certificate. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University aviation student Samuel Nicholas, left, after earning his private pilot certificate. (APSU)

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APSU raises nearly $80,000 for Dr. Alisa White and Elliott Herzlich President’s Innovation Fund of Excellence

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – To honor the contributions that APSU President Alisa White and her husband, Elliott Herzlich, have made during her tenure as the 10th president of Austin Peay State University, APSU has created the Dr. Alisa White and Elliott Herzlich President’s Innovation Fund of Excellence to ensure that future APSU presidents will have the means to support programs that will significantly impact the campus and the entire Clarksville and Middle Tennessee area.

Elliott Herzlich and Austin Peay State University president Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

Elliott Herzlich and Austin Peay State University president Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University President Alisa White delivered on promise to ‘advance this institution’

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Dr. Alisa White assumes the presidency at Sam Houston State University in early August, she will leave Austin Peay State University (APSU) knowing she delivered on the promise she gave on a spring day five years ago. 

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

Dr. Alisa White. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University sees Hopkinsville firefighter take new aviation science program’s first solo flight

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Early Monday morning, Ryan Erb sat behind the controls of an Austin Peay State University (APSU) Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter at the Clarksville Regional Airport and eased the craft off the ground.

Austin Peay State University student Ryan Erb takes his first solo flight. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University student Ryan Erb takes his first solo flight. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s new Aviation Science Program sees first students take flight in Helicopters

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) aviation science student Jerry Gray first dreamed of flying when he was 10.

“I remember what bit me,” he recalled. “I was on a ValuJet flight out of Florida. It was stormy, and I was scared, but when we got to the top of the clouds, it looked like snow.

Jerry Gray is one of the first students in Austin Peay State University’s new aviation science program. (APSU)

Jerry Gray is one of the first students in Austin Peay State University’s new aviation science program. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University aviation science program approved for veterans training, meaning ‘little or no cost’ for veterans

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) aviation science program recently received approval for veterans education benefits, meaning veterans can earn the degree at “little or no cost.”

The program – which has a concentration in helicopters (or rotor wing) – is Tennessee’s first rotorcraft flight school that offers a bachelor’s degree.

Austin Peay State University aviation science program director and chief pilot Charlie Weigandt shows GOV 3 to U.S. Rep. Mark Green. GOV 3 is one of three in APSU's helicopter fleet. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University aviation science program director and chief pilot Charlie Weigandt shows GOV 3 to U.S. Rep. Mark Green. GOV 3 is one of three in APSU’s helicopter fleet. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University unveiled Gov 1, first helicopter in APSU Rotor-Wing Fleet

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – GOV 1 has landed. Austin Peay State University (APSU) officials on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 unveiled the first of three helicopters in its new rotor-wing fleet. The helicopters bolster the state’s first and only aviation science program with a rotor-wing concentration.

Charlie Weigandt lowers GOV 1 onto Austin Peay State University’s campus.

Charlie Weigandt lowers GOV 1 onto Austin Peay State University’s campus.

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Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing has record visitors at the Statewide Open House

 

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Civil Air PatrolClarksville, TN – Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Kentucky Wing just finished its first statewide Open House event. It was the largest recruitment event for Civil Air Patrol in Kentucky and the Great Lakes Region. Great Lakes Region is made up of 6 states, over 200 squadrons, and more than 6,000 members.

There were fourteen squadrons that participated in the 11-day event. It was a huge success with over 270 guests in attendance.

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing Open House.

Civil Air Patrol Kentucky Wing Open House.

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Austin Peay State University names seasoned pilot/flight instructor Charles Weigandt director of proposed Rotor Wing Program

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Charles W. Weigandt, a 24-year U.S. Army veteran and founding member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was recently named director of Austin Peay State University’s proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science program, with a concentration in rotor wing (helicopters). He began his new role at APSU on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University's Rotor Wing Program.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University’s Rotor Wing Program.

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