Florida Memorial Boosts Regional Aviation Training with Plane Purchase
Officials at Florida Memorial University last month introduced a new era of training and exposure for its Aviation and Safety Department, as officials dedicated the university’s new Cessna airplane in front of students, faculty, legislators and supporters at the Opa Locka Airport.
The orange-and-blue Cessna 172 SP with G1000 Avionics, is a single-engine, four-passenger aircraft that will allow students to earn various pilot licenses and instrument ratings. Mychal Martin, a recent FMU aviation graduate, was at the controls on this day. He is now a certified flight instructor at Endeavor Flight Training, Inc.
“I never thought it would get to the point that FMU would have its own plane,” Martin said. “I felt very empowered and deeply honored to celebrate the moment.”