Aviation program certifies its first private pilot

First Private Pilot in 2017

TSU aviation student David Thompson is one step closer to becoming an airline pilot after receiving his Private Pilot Certificate following a practical examination in a Cessna 172 at Ellington Field. Thompson is the first student to become a certified private pilot in TSU’s flight program. Thompson’s examination was administered by TSU flight instructor Captain Roscoe Edwards, who is the first African-American pilot examiner in the South with the Federal Aviation Administration