Eastern Kentucky University has partnered with The Institute for Aerospace Education(IAE), a premier consortium of high schools in Kentucky and bordering states that offer students seven different aerospace courses of studies.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Program is flying even higher today, recently becoming one of the first universities nationally authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to designate graduates as candidates for the 1,000-hour restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.
EKU Aviation hosted 17 students, parents, and program facilitators from OBAP, for two days of presentations and a campus visit in July. OBAP is the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals who focuses their greatest emphasis on preparing young people to realize a successful future and highlight the exciting potential available in aviation.
The following abridged summary of the FAA’s (Federal Aviation Administration) revised requirements to fly as an airline copilot highlights how EKU aviation students are better prepared to meet both the forecasted industry demand for high quality and safe pilots and to meet the more restrictive FAA requirements for a prospective pilot’s first airline job.
Ms. Jessica D. Jenkins, 2013 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology, received her cap at the EKU Honors Convocation held recently in the Whitlock Student Success Building.
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 27, at the airport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.