The Hilo program will be a Federal Aviation Administration-certified program.
Pacific Business News reports University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is developing a flight training program. The report quotes UH spokesperson Dan Meisenzahl as saying the new UH Hilo flight training program is in “the beginning stages of establishing.”
The Hilo program will be a Federal Aviation Administration-certified program and will collaborate with Hilo International Airport.
UH Hilo is in the process of securing a FAA-authorized flight training operations contractor.
The company must have “experience, expertise, be currently engaged in flight training and other fixed based aviation services, including but not limited to aircraft maintenance, management, fueling, and flight operations,” the proposal states.
The university projects to enroll approximately 56 students by its eighth semester, with each student flying at least three hours per week.
UH Hilo will provide management and administrative support, as well as faculty for the Aeronautical Science portion of the aviation program.