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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Chopper Power: Partnership with Universal Helicopters Enhances Flight Training at K-State Salina

Kansas State University

Helicopter flight training at Kansas State University is getting a boost through a partnership with Universal Helicopters. “The partnership initially will bring in three helicopters and four full-time flight instructors, which allows us to better meet the flight training demands of our students,” said Kurt Barnhart, head of K-State’s aviation department. The incoming fleet consists of two Robinson R22 Beta IIs and one Robinson R44 Raven II. K-State students will start flying in the aircraft when the spring 2012 semester begins in January, and will be able to earn all of their ratings and certifications in a helicopter, if they so choose. Full Story

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