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New Marshall-WLU Flight School Plans Fall 2024 Takeoff from Wheeling-Ohio County Airport


WHEELING — A new flight school — jointly piloted by West Liberty and Marshall universities — is planning for takeoff from the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport in the fall of 2024.

Officials from both WLU and Marshall were among those at the airport Thursday to officially announce the future satellite location of Marshall’s Bill Noe Flight School on the WLU campus.

Despite the intense haze, those from Marshall arrived Thursday in the Cirrus SR20 aircraft used by the school. Those present had the opportunity to view the planes, and even sit in the cockpits.

Once the satellite site opens, there will be an assistant chief assigned there after being selected by the Federal Aviation Administration, explained Nancy Ritter, director of the Bill Noe Flight School at Marshall University.

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