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Airborne-Flight Training 05.09.24: ERAU at AIAA, LIFT Diamond Buy, Epic A&P

Also: Vertical Flight Society, NBAA Maintenance Conference, GA Honored, AMT Scholarship

For the first time, students from Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Florida, campus took top honors at the AIAA Design/Build/Fly (DBF) Competition, held in Wichita, Kansas. 

A second Embry-Riddle squad, this one from the Prescott, Arizona, campus, also placed among the top teams, earning eighth overall. The Leadership in Flight Training, or LIFT Academy, has expanded its training fleet with a recent order with Diamond Aircraft, bringing on 56 new planes. The deal sees LIFT gain 50 new single-engine DA40s, and 6 twin-engine DA42s. The training facility has continued to expand thanks to a steady pipeline of students. Epic Flight Academy has officially launched its new aircraft mechanic school at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), marking a significant advancement in aviation training and workforce development in Kentucky. The opening of this $8 million, 32,000-square-foot training facility was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by staff, students, and dignitaries. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

This episode of Airborne-Flight Training 05.09.24 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Thursday, May 9th, 2024... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • ERAU Eagles Win No. 1 Overall at AIAA’s Uncrewed Flight Competition 
  • LIFT Academy Bolsters Relationship with Diamond
  • Epic Fight Academy Launches New A&P School at CVG    
  • Vertical Flight Society Completes Drone Design Competition for Students  
  • NBAA Holds Successful Maintenance Conference
  • Governor Aims to Highlight Impact of General Flight on State Economy
  • NBAA Announces 2024 AMT Scholarship Winners

Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at And be sure to join us again tomorrow, for the next edition of "Airborne-Flight Training" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, next week!

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