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NERSBA Early College Visit to ECSU

NERSBA Early College scholars recently visited Elizabeth City State University to tour and gain more information about its Aviation Science Program. These sophomores were given the opportunity to learn about the range of careers in this growing industry. As one of the few aviation education programs offered at this Historically Black College or University (HBSU) scholars were able to see simulated landings of aircraft in the avionics lab, similar to what air traffic flight controllers would view as they use systems and technology to help direct safe flights. They were able to sit in aircrafts in the flight simulation lab which is used in training pilots. In addition, they were shown Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) and learned how they are used in such areas as public safety and rescue, precision agriculture, surveying and forestry, to name a few.. With the growing demands in the aviation industry, scholars learned about the opportunities and diverse pathways ECSU offers at this time, such as Avionics, Aviation Management, Flight Education, Professional Aeronautics/Air Traffic Control and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The Aviation Science Program at ECSU prepares students for careers as pilots, navigators, ramp agents, airport managers, flight instructors and avionics technicians, among others.

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