Marshall set to welcome first plane for flight school Thursday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The first plane in the fleet of Marshall’s Bill Noe Flight School will be delivered Thursday.

University officials will greet Bill Noe, the university’s executive aviation specialist at Yeager Airport, the site of the new flight school. Noe will be flying the Marshall-branded Cirrus SR20 aircraft to the airport following the pick up at the Cirrus Aircraft facility in Knoxville, Tenn.

The rendering of the airplane expected to land at Yeager Airport Thursday.

Noe is expected to land at Yeager Airport’s Capital Jet Center between noon and 1 p.m. Upon arrival, the aircraft will be moved into a hanger for a brief media availability with Noe and Bryan Branham, the school’s chief flight instructor.

Marshall is planning to offer two aviation degrees: a Commercial Pilot: Fixed-Wing B.S. and an Aviation Maintenance, A.A.S.

The school plans to be in session fall semester 2021.

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