UPDATE: MTSU Making Strides in the move of their Aerospace Program from Murfreesboro to Shelbyville

Mar 07, 2022 at 09:39 am by WGNS

Shelbyville is home to the oldest flying DC-3 airplane in the world. Photo by WGNS' Scott Walker.

WGNS continues to follow the growth of the MTSU Aerospace Program, which is making strides in receiving funding to build new classrooms and airplane hangars in nearby Shelbyville.

MTSU lacks room to continue growing their flight school if they remain at the 225-acre Murfreesboro airport. A move to the 604-acre Shelbyville Municipal Airport allows for the Aerospace program to continue growing.

State Representative Tim Rudd told WGNS that MTSU President Dr. Sydney McPhee recently visited with state legislators…

The local university plans to purchase 25-acres at the Shelbyville airport in the near future, if funding is approved by the governor.

State Representative Bryan Terry in Murfreesboro stated…

MTSU has a budget of $62-million to build classrooms and hangers in Bedford County, and three years to execute their plans. 

WGNS will continue to follow this story.


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