George Harp, originally from Springfield, attended and graduated from Springfield and Ludlow High School in 2007. He graduated from the Delta Connection Academy in Orlando, Fla., in 2009. Harp completed the following ratings: private single engine, commercial, multi and single engine, single engine instrument, certified flight instructor, single engine certified flight instructor, instrument and advanced ground instructor. At the completion of these ratings the student teaches new incoming students until they reach 1,000 hours of ground and in air time.|
After reaching the 1,000 hours Delta will guarantee a job interview with a regional airline affiliated with the Delta Connection Academy. Since Harp completed all of his qualifications at the Delta Connection Academy he will receive placement assistance for his lifetime.
Delta Connection Academy is the only flight training school that is owned by a major airline.