LETU flight school makes 'fast-track' partnerships

LETU flight school makes 'fast-track' partnerships
January 28, 2016
LeTourneau University College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
LeTourneau University College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science has formed partnerships with two companies that officials say will benefit students and fast-track their pilot careers.

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January 28, 2016
By Special to the News-Journal
Longview News Journal

LeTourneau University College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science has formed partnerships with two companies that officials say will benefit students and fast-track their pilot careers. LETU has been selected by Cessna Aircraft Co., a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, as a Top Hawk Partner University.

As part of the Top Hawk program, LETU aviation students will have the opportunity to take recruiting and outreach trips to airports around the country, as well as conduct flight training in a new Cessna Skyhawk 172S, which will feature the university's colors and logo. Top Hawk is a partnership between Textron Aviation and university aviation schools to provide students with access to a Cessna Skyhawk trainer and provide internship opportunities with Cessna.

LeTourneau University and three other selected universities will participate in Top Hawk 2016 to promote general aviation and connect future pilots to higher education. One LETU student, who is a certified flight instructor, will be named to an internship with Cessna and will have the opportunity to job-shadow different areas of Textron Aviation and participate in marketing, sales and customer service events.

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