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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.

Reach New Heights - Gabby Abner's Journey with EKU Aviation

Gabby Abner

"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of the air."  
— Wilbur Wright

Aviation Students Tour UPS Facilities

EKU Aviation students visited the world's largest package delivery company - Louisville hub - on Friday, April 22.  Seventeen students toured the facility and received a briefing about the UPS Worldport operation before being separated into two groups.

Hoskins selected as 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Martin Award Recipient

The Henry Martin Scholarship, a $500 cash award, was presented to Mr. Tony L. Hoskins at the Eastern Kentucky University Scholars Day Assembly on Friday, April 15, 2016. Hoskins, a senior non-traditional student from Richmond, Ky., majoring in Aerospace Technology and Aviation Professional Flight, was also inducted into the Society at a formal ceremony later that afternoon.

Ninety-Nines Offers Robust Aviation Scholarship Opportunities

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The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots offers Scholarship Opportunities for aviation students. Scholarship applications for this year's program are now being accepted. Many of these scholarship opportunities will be of interest to students enrolled in the EKU Aviation program.  Please consider letting the 99s help you achieve your aviation dreams.

EKU Professional Flight Students Interview with ExpressJet

Photo caption - Back left to right: Sam Elliott, Corey Oney, Lucas Chowning, Matthew Jones, Luke Easley, Eric Jameson. Front left to right: Zach Coffaro, Ethan Jones, Stuart Roman, Jeffery Zotter, Douglas Newman.

Pilot shortage hits US regional airline

YahooNews! | By Luc Olinga

Mid-sized and regional airlines in the US are suffering from a pilot shortage that could threaten the health of the broader US aviation industry.

United Calls in Pilots for Extra Training

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The Wall Street Journal | By Andy Pasztor and Susan Carey

All 12,000 aviators will have an extra training day in response to incidents more than a year ago

By the end of April, each aviator at United, the nation’s No. 3 airline by traffic, will be required to attend a day of classroom instruction focusing on various safety issues and enhanced teamwork.

OCTC Aviation Program Adds to Regional Airport Numbers

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Airport takeoffs, landings up 19% | Keith Lawrence | Source: McClatchy

Takeoffs and landings at Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport were up 19 percent in 2015, Airport Manager Bob Whitmer said Monday.

They increased from 19,364 to 22,954 -- a difference of 3,590.

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