The Delaware State University Aviation program has officially received its 11 newest aircraft. This information was revealed at a program held at the Delaware Airpark on September 18th.
With the help of the Delaware Higher Education Economic Development Funds’ $3.4 million grant, the university has purchased a fleet of 11 Vulcaniar V1.0 planes.
The grant is permitting the program to grow more than ever. The new aircraft will allow students to train on the latest cockpit technology, which is familiar to and used by airlines and corporate aviation. This will help to better prepare students to become future pilots.
The planes are also a huge asset to the program, with hopes that they will help to expand the number of students enrolled in the program. Delaware State University is the first and only HBCU to have an aviation program. The program has a 100 percent career placement of student pilots within a year of graduation, and is the largest producer of pilots and aviation professionals of color in the nation.