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Liberty launching aeronautics affiliate program

Friday - 12/13/2013, 6:46am  ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Liberty University is launching an affiliate flight training program in Newport News through its aeronautics school.

Officials say Liberty University School of Aeronautics and Freedom Aviation Flight Training will launch Saturday with an open house at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

The aeronautics school at its Lynchburg Regional Airport campus offers a variety of online and residential programs. It has grown from four students to more than 800 in the last 11 years.

The new affiliate program will offer online courses for students pursuing bachelor's degrees in aeronautics to supplement flight training.

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