Air Force ACE Program Freshmen Begin Pilot Training at MMI

Two incoming MMI freshmen in MMI's 2019-20 Service Academy Program reported to campus weeks earlier than their counterparts to begin their U.S. Air Force ACE pilot development program. Following their Monday afternoon arrival in Marion, program director Col. Bill Hansen, USMC (Ret) and flight instructor Col. Warren Benjamin, USAF (Ret) had Mika Cutler and Kelsey Magkowski making their first take-offs Tuesday morning in the Cessna 172 Skyhawk. As their three-week-long training progresses, based out of local Vaiden Field, the two flight students should receive adequate hours of instruction to reach solo flight status. More info on the MMI's FAA certified flight training program:  Details on the ACE program