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Governor Brian Sandoval visited two aviation programs at two local schools Thursday, talking to student pilots.

The governor is trying to bring more aviation businesses to Nevada. The state is applying for a title from the Federal Aviation Administration that only six states will get. The FAA will name the states as Centers for Excellence in the world of aviation.

Governor Sandoval visited Rancho High School to see its aviation program and talk with aviation students. They showed off one of the research projects they are working on: unmanned aerial vehicles or UAV. Sandoval told the students that the research they are doing is vital to getting the designation from the FAA. He also said that the state has a lot of expertise from people working at both Creech Air Force Base and Nellis Air Force Base.  

Sandoval also stopped by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is putting information about the state’s aviation industry into a report that will be presented to the FAA. The state expects to know whether it has been selected in September. The designation by the FAA could bring more aviation experts to the state and more aviation businesses.