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BRCC Offers Commercial Pilot Program

Tue Dec 1, 2015 at 09:28 AM

Blue Ridge Community College is excited to announce that it will offer the first public Commercial Pilot program in the state, beginning this fall. The 17-credit hour program provides the educational background, skills, and federal certification required for a commercial pilot.

“The creation of the commercial pilot program is very timely as the aviation industry, particularly the nation’s airlines are struggling to find qualified pilots,” explained Greg Campbell, Executive Director of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.  He added, “This program will create opportunities for those interested in a career as a commercial pilot and access to the training that will be necessary to fill pilot jobs in the future. Not only will this program benefit the student, but it will also help meet a serious workforce need in our community and throughout the aviation industry.”

Courses include: Private Pilot Ground School, Instrument Pilot Ground School, Commercial Pilot Ground School, Private Pilot-Airplane Flight Training, Instrument Pilot-Airplane Flight Training, and Commercial Pilot-Airplane Flight Training. BRCC is partnering with Blue Ridge Aviation to offer to the flight training components of this program and students are required to pay additional fees directly to them as the contracted flight school for the program. For more information on the program, visit the Commercial Pilot program page or call (540) 453-2224.