Aviation Programs Shine in Oshkosh
FVTC Aviation, housed at the S.J. Spanbauer Center on the southeast edge of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh
When your aviation programs are located where the largest aviation event in the world takes place, people notice.
FVTC Aviation, housed at the S.J. Spanbauer Center on the southeast edge of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, was highlighted in the January 2023 issue of Flying magazine, the world's leading publication for aviation enthusiasts.
The article by Dan Pimental begins: “In real estate, we all have heard many times that it is ‘location, location, location’ that sells homes. But if you have a comprehensive collegiate aviation program, and you want to be able to recruit motivated young people to seek out your school, being across the field from EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is a wonderful thing.”
FVTC Director of Aeronautics Jared Huss explains, “Being co-located with the aviation organization that brings the largest aviation gathering in the world to our community is truly special.” FVTC has been in the aviation training business for more than 30 years. Programs include Aeronautics-Pilot Training, Aeronautics-Professional Pilot, Aircraft Electronics, and Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics.
Kyle Anderson, an FVTC Aeronautics-Pilot Training graduate and current airline pilot found out about FVTC's programs during AirVenture. "I went through the AirVenture academics tent my senior year and found FVTC’s booth where I began talking with their representatives," he says. "Upon learning the more affordable costs, the number of ratings you can earn, and the locality of their flight school to my home, it was perfect. Fast forward, I now fly the Embraer E175 for Skywest Airlines. I can say I learned to fly at one of the most famous airports, one that was the birthplace of my love for aviation."
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