A nearly half-million-dollar investment in eastern Kentucky will bring hands-on experience with Eastern Kentucky University’s highly touted aviation program directly to students in EKU’s service region.
The purchase of two dozen virtual reality flight simulators, to be placed throughout the Appalachian region, is being made possible with a nearly $360,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. A matching grant from the university of more than $98,000 brings the total amount of the project to $453,000.
The flight simulators will be used at high schools, EKU regional campuses at Manchester and Corbin, and at regional training centers. Strategic locations will provide coverage to allow larger population exposure.
To learn more, check out this article published by Eastern Kentucky University.