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08/13/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2020 11:10

Gov. Justice attends groundbreaking ceremony for new Marshall University Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager Airport

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV -Gov. Jim Justice took part in a groundbreaking ceremony today to celebrate the start of construction on Marshall University's new Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager Airport, just outside of Charleston in Kanawha County.

The Governor joined leaders from Marshall University and Yeager Airport for the ceremony, along with U.S. Senators and several state, county, and local officials.

'I could never congratulate Marshall University and Yeager Airport enough, along with all the people who have worked hard to make this wonderful day possible,' Gov. Justice said. 'Think of the employment, think of the attraction to West Virginia this flight school is going to bring.'

The project involves the construction of a 10,500-square-foot classroom building and a 12,000-square-foot hangar.

Last year, Gov. Justice provided $400,000 in State matching funds to Yeager Airport for the construction of the new access road around the general aviation area to open up 25 acres of buildable land where the new Flight School will be built.