State appropriates $1.5 million for Auburn aviation

Alabama legislators have appropriated $1.5 million in the state’s Education Trust Fund for the Auburn University Aviation Center and its programs in emerging unmanned aircraft systems.

“Auburn is the first in the country and the only entity so far that’s been approved by the FAA to do this program. That’s a pretty big deal,” Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard said. “I’ve gotten $1.5 million earmarked for it because I think it’s worthy of it. Now, it’s kind of exploding, what’s going on. … I was pleased we were able to do that.” CLICK HERE for more information.