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Austin Peay aviation science program approved for veterans training

Little or no cost for veterans in the program
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Posted at 10:44 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 11:44:30-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Austin Peay State University's aviation science program has received approval for veterans education benefits. This means that veterans can earn the degree at "little or no cost."

The program has a concentration in helicopters, and is Tennessee's first rotorcraft flight school to offer a bachelor's degree.

"The approval for veterans educational benefits opens the funding source for veterans to pay for their education," said Dr. Kristine Nakutis, executive director of the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell. "Now that this program is approved for veterans educational benefits for students, that gives them the opportunity to achieve that bachelor's degree with little to no out-of-pocket cost."

Austin Peay unveiled the rotorcraft program in January when the first three helicopters in the program arrived on the school's campus. Currently, the university has two Guimbal Capri G2s and one Robinson R44 Raven II in its fleet. They are housed at Hangar 5 at Clarksville Regional Airport.