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FAA Aviation Grant

FAA aviation grant 

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Florence One’s Advantage Academy a grant for $339,000 to go toward aviation education. 

Mr. Cameron Shepard was instrumental in securing this grant for F1S and the Advantage Academy along with CDR Brian Souchet. 

Of the 16 Aviation Workforce Development Aircraft Pilots grants awarded by the FAA, only four went to public school districts; a majority of them were awarded to higher education institutions across the country. Advantage Academy Director, Ms. Carpenter said that a larger school district in South Carolina offers an aviation course but it is only introductory, whereas Florence One students will be able to get actual flight training.