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Liberty to drop helicopter training program

Thursday - 1/5/2012, 11:32am  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. - A lack of student interest and limited job opportunities have grounded Liberty University's helicopter pilot training program.

Liberty plans to eliminate the program, which began in 2008 as a concentration for aeronautics majors.

Liberty School of Aeronautics dean Dave Young tells The News and Advance ( http://bit.ly/xRADqr) that only a fraction of the aeronautics students were in the program.

Young says the program is expensive to operate and the money can be better uses elsewhere.

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Information from: The News & Advance, http://www.newsadvance.com/


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