Alex Clifton, a 2010 graduate of Kings High School and the Warren County Career Center’s Aerospace Academy, is completing his first term at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and says the WCCC program made his studies easy in college. He stopped by the Academy, which is located at the Warren County Airport, while on fall break recently to catch up with his instructor, Larry Lambdin.
“The ground school at the Career Center was exactly the same as my five-credit-hour course at Embry-Riddle,” he said. “I was very easy for me this fall, we even used the same textbooks and AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) and Gleim tests.”
By December, Alex will have earned his private pilot’s license. He will then begin to work on his multi-engine pilot’s certification. Embry-Riddle has a jet engine simulator with motion that he is looking forward to trying out.
“My goal is to become a commercial pilot with an Aeronautical Science Bachelor Degree and a Master’s Degree in Certified Flight Instructor,” he said. “I hope I can work as an instructor at Embry-Riddle while earning my Master’s Degree there.”