Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC), in association with Flying Tiger Aviation, is now offering both fixed wing (airplane) and rotary wing (helicopter) agriculture aviation training. Additionally, pilots can learn both forms of aerial application.
LDCC becomes the only college in the United States offering a work force training program leading to an Ag pilot endorsement.
The program, provided through LDCC’s Workforce Development Department (DeltaWORKS), includes a wide range of FAA certificates, ratings and endorsements. The fixed wing program uses Citabrias for tail-wheel training, ag turns, work patters and GPS. Flight training in ag operations centers around dual-control Ag Cats. Turbine Transition is accomplished in a two-seater Turbine Thrush.
Rotary wing training utilizes a Schweitzer 300C helicopter
This program prepares students for all types and categories of aerial operations.
Ground school includes preparation for the Louisiana Commercial Pesticide Applicators' Test and knowledge of FAA, EPA and USDA regulations. Other areas of instruction include aerial application planning, ag aircraft flight characteristics, unimproved runway operations, load training, ground and air emergency procedures with safety and operational risk assessment training underpinning every aspect of the program.
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Rates and length of training depends on the student's current level of certification.
For further information contact Dean Baugh, LDCC’s Director of Economic and Workforce Development, at 318-570-6049 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.