Molina Barcena flew with the CTC aviation program | Local News

Central Texas College recently named a new chair for the school’s aviation science department – someone who is no stranger to the program. Abe Molina Barcena completed his flight training at CTC seven years ago, has been one of the school’s flight instructors for the past five years and now leads the department after taking on the role of chairman this summer .

Molina Barcena’s flying career took off after completing his aviation studies at CTC in 2015. He then attended Texas A&M University-Central Texas where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Pilot in aviation and a minor in business administration in 2017. “I completed my flight instructor training at CTC right after graduating with my bachelor’s degree and was hired as a part-time flight instructor in November 2017 “, said Molina Barcena. “In January 2020, I was hired as a full-time instructor.”

Ryan H. Bowman