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College Alum becomes first to fly Cape Airplane into Auburn

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) _ An Alabama college graduate became the first captain to fly Cape Air’s plane into the Auburn University Regional Airport.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports Auburn alum Capt. Michael Pfeiffer made history by flying the Cessna 402 from Hyannis, Massachusetts, into the airport in Alabama on Tuesday. Pfeiffer and fellow Auburn graduate Capt. Clayton Adamy provided flights Wednesday for pilots currently in the program at the university.

Pfeiffer and Adamy are graduates in the JetBlue Airways University Gateway program. Auburn has been a part of the program since 2013.

There are more than 400 pilots in the program.

Students can apply for the program as early as their sophomore year.