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Delta State’s Department of Commercial Aviation awarded $2 Million Agricultural Aircraft Operations Career Pathway Grant to train ag Pilots

Delta State University’s Department of Commercial Aviation was recently appropriated $2 million by the United States Senate to implement an Agricultural Aircraft Operations Career Pathway (AAOCP) program in the Mississippi Delta.

Requested by U. S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, the funding will establish a partnership-based program to increase the number of safe and insurable agriculture pilots in Mississippi and potentially other approved states.  Currently, this is the only program of its kind in the state with Delta State offering the state university system’s only undergraduate and graduate aviation programs.