Polk State Flight Team soars to nationals

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The Polk State Flight Team has earned a spot in the 2023 National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON). Polk State placed second in flight events and third overall in the…

Polk State Aerospace graduate blazes trail to Delta

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Inspired by a movie based on trailblazers, Ani Olafemi has become one himself. Olafemi, 31, is the first known Polk State College Aerospace graduate to work for Delta Air Lines. Hired in August, his class…

Polk State students soar in Air Race Classic

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Three Polk State College students took to the sky from Lakeland Linder International Airport on a four-day, 2,500-mile journey as participants in the 2022 Air Race Classic. Emma Othmer and Autumn Richarz competed as The…

Polk State graduate trades public relations for the sky

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As a teenager and young adult, Tyler Koonce had two passions – sports and aviation. He began his professional career in the former and plans on finishing it working in the latter. After 15 years…

Polk State Flight Team makes historic trip to nationals

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Polk State College’s flight team made history this year with a trip to the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) competition, but members and coaches believe this is just the beginning for the team. Polk State…

Polk State Aerospace to host open house June 9

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Polk State College’s Aerospace Program will host an open house at Airside Center – East in Lakeland on Thursday, June 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to provide prospective students with information about degree…

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