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Brian Bush
FAST program participants
Top photo: UTSA sophomore Air Force ROTC Cadet Brian Bush.
Lower photo: Flight program participants from UTSA and
Delaware State University.

UTSA co-sponsors Air Force ROTC flight training program

(June 14, 2005)--For the second consecutive year, The University of Texas at San Antonio and Delaware State University (DSU) partnered to welcome 18 of the nation's top-level Air Force ROTC cadets to the UTSA 1604 Campus and Stinson Municipal Airport for three weeks of classroom instruction and flight training May 16- June 3.

UTSA's Flight Awareness Summer Training (FAST) program teaches cadets to fly a single-engine aircraft after completing 20 hours of classroom instruction and 15 hours of flight training.

UTSA provided housing, classrooms and transportation to and from the airport while DSU provided the aircraft and instructors.

"We enjoyed training the cadets who represent the best Air Force training programs our country has to offer," said Dan Coons, FAST program director. "In Delaware, where we did the flight training before, we usually lost a couple of days of training due to weather. In San Antonio, we experienced great weather and excellent flying conditions."

In 2004, under recommendation by the Pentagon, UTSA and DSU signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of aviation.

Established in 1915, Stinson Municipal Airport is San Antonio's first municipal airport. It is the second oldest continuously operated general aviation airport in the United States and the oldest west of the Mississippi.

For more information, contact Trevor Liddle at (210) 458-6700.

--Kris Rodriguez

University Communications
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