Delaware State University’s Aviation Program is expanding, thanks to an allocation of $3.5 million in the state budget, per WDEL.

“We’re going from 70’s or 60’s technology to now 2019, with this new aircraft.” DSU Aviation Program Director Lt. Col. (Ret.) Michael Hales said. “That’s like light years ahead of where we had been to where we want to go.”

The school’s placement rate is 100 percent, according to DSU President Dr. Wilma Mishoe.

“Everything’s at your fingertips, basically,” DSU aviation student Christian Black said. “I wish I started on my instruments with this plane first because of all of the safety features in it.”

“It’s just amazing.”