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Flight schools expect demand to take off

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel
by Ken Kaye, Staff Writer

Within the next few years, U.S. airlines are expected to see a severe pilot shortage as thousands of older captains and copilots retire and jetliner fleets swell.

Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots

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According to EKU Director of Aviation Ralph Gibbs, “As EKU continues to improve and expand its aviation program, it is worth noting that the aviation industry is also preparing for a significant shortage of pilots and other aviation professionals.

Flight Deck Student Achievements

Aviation Flight Deck students in Clay Hall's Aviation Living Learning Community (LLC) had the second highest Average Living Learning Community GPA for Spring 2012.  At 3.06 (on a 4.0 scale), Aviation students rank second only to the Nationally ranked EKU Honors Program that posted a 3.59 GPA.

EKU Aviation at Frankfort Aviation Day Activities

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Around Frankfort

Published: September 20, 2012 11:05AM

AVIATION DAY ACTIVITIES SET FOR SATURDAY

(AP) — Capital City Airport in Frankfort will have aircraft on display Saturday at Aviation Day activities.

Aviation Industry Forecasts Pilot Need

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According to EKU Director of Aviation Ralph Gibbs, “Conducting safe flight operations is a top concern for the traveling public, the air carriers, and the Federal Aviation Administration. An integral part of aviation safety is pilot training.

EKU Aviation Selects New Program Director

Ralph Gibbs in front of aircraft

President Doug Whitlock and Eastern Kentucky University have set the aviation bar even higher. As part of his 5-year plan for aviation, President Whitlock, in consultation with Dean Bob Rogow, Associate Dean Ed Davis, and Department Chair Tim Ross, has created a Director of Aviation (DOA)/Chief Flight Instructor position within the Applied Engineering and Technology Department.

EKU Aviation Participates in Airport Open House

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Airport fuel sales up 34 percent; Jet traffic also increases
By Bill Robinson, Register Editor
The Richmond Register

EKU Flight Deck Students Attend Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville airshow

EKU Aviation “Flight Deck” students traveled to Louisville April 21, 2012, for the Thunder Over Louisville airshow.

The students visited the Kentucky Air National Guard base where Thunder Over Louisville aircraft were on display. The Kentucky Air National Guard base is located at Louisville International airport (SDF).

Community Invited to Madison Airport Open House and Barbeque

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RICHMOND, Ky. – The Madison County Airport Board and Eastern Kentucky University, which serves as the fixed base operator (FBO) for the Madison Airport, will host an open house and community barbeque on Saturday, April 21, at the airport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New International Exchange Agreements Open Opportunities for Study Abroad

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­How would you like to augment your studies at one of the world’s leading universities in an exotic far-off land?

Thanks to a growing number of international exchange agreements between Eastern Kentucky University and universities on four other continents, EKU students have myriad opportunities to pursue the educational and cultural experiences of their dreams.

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