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Fight to save AU's aviation program continues with Friday morning meeting

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -

The fight to save Auburn's renowned aviation program continues on the Plains. Friday, alumni from across the country will fly in to join aviation students, parents and the Aviation Advisory Board for an update on the program. 

The provost, who many felt was surprised by statistics presented during the first meeting, will give a status update on the school's AABI accreditation and potential solutions. 

The school lost its last accredited professor at the end of the spring semester, leaving an inadequate number of unaccredited professors to teach in the fall. 

The dean of the school of business has not made a public statement on this effort, nor the outlook of the program, despite multiple attempts.  

Friday's meeting falls on the heels of a major effort to keep this program on life support: launching an online protest, flyovers during the A-Day Game, public service announcements, videos from celebrities and meetings with top brass at the university. 

Auburn Mayor Bill Hamm will also attend a meeting that could present a majoring turning point for the program. 

The meeting will be held at the Auburn Regional Airport on Mike Hubbard Boulevard.

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