|George Charles Allen|
Writing in today’s Worcester Business Journal, Emily Micucci elaborates upon news made at Monday night’s Southbridge Town Council Meeting.
AeroVenture Insitute (AVI) has moved from the Worcester Regional Airport to the Southbridge Municipal Airport changing its name from Worcester Regional Flight Academy (WRFA).
The move to Southbridge was effective May 19. The flight school opened at Worcester Regional Airport in May 2010, and has achieved numerous recognitions, including being named one of the country's top 10 flight schools by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, an aviation advocacy organization.
In addition to training and certifying local pilots, AVI also runs a STEM education center, which AVI said is expanding in Central Massachusetts, coinciding with the name change and the move. Programs will be added in Central Massachusetts schools, nonprofits and companies, including a new partnership with the EcoTarium, Worcester's nature museum. AVI said it will debut a "cutting-edge" aerospace institution at the EcoTarium on June 1.
In Southbridge, AVI will expand its business with additional flight and aerospace instructors and programs, including a glider program and an air and spacecraft design and construction program.
The entire video of Monday's Town Council Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting can be found HERE.