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EKU Aviation Hosts Annual Career Day

2016 EKU Aviation Career Day students

On Friday, April 14, EKU Aviation students will be dressed to impress and ready to interview.

This year, 2017, is the Second Annual EKU Aviation Career Day - nearly a full day of interviews and networking with aviation industry professionals from around the country.

Aviation Management Students Receive Scholarships

L-R: Tyler Meredith, Nate Schattner, Dustin Wittman

Three aviation students were recently selected as recipients of the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives/Southeastern Airport Manager’s Association (SEC-AAAE/SAMA) Scholarship, an award valued at $2,000 per student.

Sinnett Joins EKU Aviation Team

Dennis Sinnett

EKU Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dennis Sinnett as the new Aviation Program Coordinator. He succeeds Mr. Ralph Gibbs, who has directed the program for the past five years. Sinnett is a native of Annapolis, Md., and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

Childhood Dream Takes Flight

Horace Hunter

It’s not every five-year-old who already knows what he wants to do with his life, and then spends the next 15 years following through on his dream.

But that’s what happened after young Horace Hunter took an international flight to visit his grandparents in Japan.

Son Follows Father into Aviation

Sam and Alec Mason

By Jeff Hendrix | Student Writer, EKU Communications & Marketing

Alec Mason came to Eastern Kentucky University to follow not only his father’s footsteps as a student, but his trails in the sky as a pilot as well.

Aviation Program Named Top Hawk Partner

Top Hawk graphic

Christmas came early for the aviation program at Eastern Kentucky University.

Aviation Students Visit Washington, D.C.

L-R: Graham, Grothaus, Pierce, Schattner, Smith, and Wittman

A group of six aviation students from the EKU Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) traveled to Washington D.C. November 11-13 to visit Dulles International Airport, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and the National Mall.

EKU Aviation Team Participates in Flugtag

Han Solo/Eric Logan and Princess Leia/Rebecca Schmid and the Millennial Falcon

The Millennial Falcon takes flight in Louisville!

EKU Aviation assistant professor Joe Marthaler and his student team are designing the aircraft for its August 27th launch at Red Bull Flugtag 2016.  Team crew members are:

EKU Voices: Dustin Wittman

Dustin Wittman

Dustin Wittman is an aerospace management major at Eastern Kentucky University. He realized aviation was his passion when he went to his first air show as a child with his family.

“It kind of became a tradition, in Cleveland and later in Albuquerque. I went to air shows every year. I can't think of one that I missed,” Dustin said.

10 Comments Pilots are Tired of Hearing

Tori Wiliams

Tori Williams is a first-generation pilot on her way to becoming a professional aviator. She earned her Private Pilot certificate a few weeks after her 18th birthday, and is currently working on her Instrument, Multi-Engine, CFI, and Commercial ratings at Eastern Kentucky University.

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