Houston in running to land aviation school

October 7, 2010 2:16:39 PM PDT
Houston is in the running to land a well-known aviation school. Florida-based Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University plans on building a third campus. In the running are Houston near Ellington Field, and Rockford, Illinois, outside of Chicago.

The campus would include a 5,000 square foot hangar, student housing, and 60,000 square feet of classrooms and labs.

A representative with Embry-Riddle says enrollment would be at least 1,000 students.

Houston city officials are still working on an incentives package to offer the school.