DC, Bowie students graduate from Navy Flight Academy in Delaware

Two D.C. area students recently took the first step in the training they’ll need to take flight for the United States.

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Bowie High School student Ashton Burton and Columbia Heights Education Campus graduate Michael Rodriguez both completed the U.S. Navy’s intensive eight-week aviation training course at Delaware State University in Dover.

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The aspiring Navy aviators studied both in the classroom and in the sky, completing 45 hours of day and night-time training in a Vulcanair V.10 single-engine aircraft.