Aviation Program in Sidney Offers FAA Training

SNY | Sidney Municipal Airport, Lloyd W. Carr Field

For 50 years, Western Nebraska Community College’s Sidney Campus (WNCC) has helped train a new generation of workforce in the aviation industry. Sidney Municipal Airport became home for WNCC Sidney Campus’ Aviation Maintenance Program in 1997 and is the only FAA-approved program in the state of Nebraska. Through partnerships between the Airport Authority, Nebraska Department of Aeronautics, the community, and WNCC, the airport has expanded its facilities including a terminal expansion and hangar construction over the last 20 years. WNCC’s facility at the airport to accommodates the growing program that continues to train students to perform diagnostics on and repair single-engine, multi-engine, and corporate jet aircraft. More than half of their graduating students accept jobs at companies based in Nebraska while others take their skills to airports across the US and globally.