Polk State Aerospace students Tanner Atkinson (L) and Robert Gerber are the first to earn their licenses as private pilots.

Polk State Aerospace Has Its First Licensed Pilots

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Polk State Aerospace students Tanner Atkinson (L) and Robert Gerber are the first to earn their licenses as private pilots.

Two Polk State Aerospace students are now officially pilots. In late August, Tanner Atkinson, a resident of Auburndale, passed the Federal Aviation Administration’s Private Pilot Practical Test. He is the first Polk State Aerospace student…

Polk State Aerospace Expands With Administration Degree

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Polk State College’s Aerospace program will expand this fall to offer a new degree in Aerospace Administration, readying students for management positions at airports, airlines, and a wide variety of related operations. Students who earn…

Polk State’s Crump Spreads Word About Aerospace at SUN ‘n FUN

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Polk State Aerospace Program Director Eric Crump presented to SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In attendees on Wednesday, sharing his insight into improving pilot training. The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In is taking place this week at Lakeland…

Polk State Sponsoring 39th Annual SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In

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Polk State College is a sponsor of the 39th Annual SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, where it will showcase information about the recently launched Polk State Aerospace program. The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In is the second…

A plane FedEx has donated to SUN 'n FUN will also be used to teach Polk State Aerospace students.

Donated FedEx Plane a Boon to Polk State Aerospace

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A plane FedEx has donated to SUN 'n FUN will also be used to teach Polk State Aerospace students.

Polk State’s fledgling Aerospace Program just got a boost, with the arrival in Polk County of a retired Boeing 727 on Friday. According to Polk State Aerospace Program Director Eric Crump, the plane, donated to…

Polk State Aerospace Marks First Student Flight

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Polk State Aerospace students are now officially airborne, with student Tanner Atkinson having completed his first flight last week — a moment that serves as a visual milestone for a quickly expanding degree program. Atkinson,…

Polk State Aerospace Director Tells Kids: The Sky Is the Limit

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Polk State Aerospace’s Eric Crump recently led a paper airplane contest for schoolchildren, but the real lesson of the day was much bigger than folding wings or weighing down the nose with a paperclip. “I…

Polk State Aerospace to Launch in January

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Polk State College’s Aerospace Program will launch in January to meet the needs of local students seeking careers in the ever-growing field of aviation. This new program will lead to an associate’s degree in Professional…

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