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Increased flight training fuels growth at Prescott Airport; could be among five busiest in the nation within 2 years

Flight training has been ramping up at the Prescott Regional Airport in the midst of a global pilot shortage, and one of major contributors is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which is expected to have 868 flight students this year. To accommodate the growth, the university has been adding to its fleet of airplanes, shown here on a ramp at the airport. (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Courtesy)

Flight training has been ramping up at the Prescott Regional Airport in the midst of a global pilot shortage, and one of major contributors is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which is expected to have 868 flight students this year. To accommodate the growth, the university has been adding to its fleet of airplanes, shown here on a ramp at the airport. (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/Courtesy)

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