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Florida Tech, Florida Prep Launch Dual Enrollment Program
The program allows Florida Prep students to complete 21 dual-enrollment credits at Florida Tech and to earn a private pilot license from F.I.T. Aviation.

Florida Tech, Alumni Help Get Supplies to the Bahamas
The university provided air transport, pilots, fuel and more to assist the region after it was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

Florida Tech Aeronautics Professor: More Plane Crashes Will Happen Unless Safety Systems Overhauled
Shem Malmquist, Longtime Accident Investigator, Available for Interviews As investigations continue into two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 Max aircraft, a visiting professor at Florida Institute of Technology who has been involved in aviation safety work since 1981 suggests there will be more accidents like these unless and until changes are made to aircraft safety …

College of Aeronautics Grad Students Win Design Competition
A team of Florida Tech graduate students in the College of Aeronautics won first place in the prestigious University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs from the Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). Working with faculty advisor Debbie Carstens, graduate student team members Erin Egoroff, Abdullah “Barry” Bouran and Bhoomin Chauhan designed a system using LiDAR and pressure …

Grumman retirees honor Skurla, Florida Tech
Florida Tech and Grumman Aerospace and its former CEO, George Skurla, have deep connections stretching back decades that helped shape both institutions.