Elizabeth City State University is partnering with Piedmont Flight Training and AeroX to offer a four-year online program in aviation science, which includes a pilot’s license.
Piedmont Flight Training will be ECSU’s affiliated flight school partner, training students at its Smith Reynolds Airport facility in Winston-Salem. AeroX, a nonprofit organization building air traffic control infrastructure for drones, was recently awarded $5 million by the N.C. General Assembly to build an unmanned aircraft systems traffic management system in Winston-Salem. ECSU students and faculty will help create the low-altitude air traffic control system.
ECSU students will be able to take courses online through ECSU while taking their flight hours in Winston-Salem. ECSU offers the only college degrees in aviation science and unmanned aircraft systems in North Carolina. ECSU’s aviation science program is certified by AABI, the Aviation Accreditation Board International, making it one of only 40 programs in the world to receive that accreditation.