New Flight School To Open Soon In Sioux City

Sioux City, Iowa — A new flight school in Sioux City is just weeks away from starting operations.

The former commander of the 185th Air National Guard, retired Colonel Brian Miller will serve as director of aviation for Morningside College, which is partnering with Sioux City, Oracle Aviation, The Siouxland Initiative and Western Iowa Tech. A new 40-thousand square foot building will house the flight school at the Sioux City Airport.

Miller says they have around 15 students signed up for the first class even though they haven’t done any promotion of the program yet. He says they plan to get students up in the air in their first semester, and having the facility at the airport is an added advantage for the students.

Miller says they expect to get the students up in the air in the first semester. He says the area has been lacking in a facility to train graduating high school students and college undergrads in aviation careers.

Private pilots will teach the courses, and students will get 400 or so hours of flying time while in the program.



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