Inside Look

Take Flight: Meet EKU Student Zachary Crawford

Zachary Crawford

Zach Crawford has dreamed about being a professional pilot his whole life. He used to sit at the airport for hours and watch the planes take off and land. “I loved being around that atmosphere,” he explained. 

EKU and KCTCS aviation partnership taking off

WYMT reporter with EKU-A director Ralph Gibbs

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - "We're going to check our temperatures and check our levels before we head down the runway."

Some say you have to experience it to understand.

Kentucky Aviation Legend to Visit EKU April 17

Col. Arnold "Arnie" Franklin (Ret.)

A former squadron commander of the 493rd Tactical Fighter Squadron of the United States Air Force who helped lead an historic air strike will address Eastern Kentucky University aviation students and others on Friday, April 17.

EKU Aviation Featured on WTVQ Channel 36

EKU Aviation Seneca III

Students in Eastern Kentucky University's aviation program only need 1,000 hours of flight time to qualify for a commercial pilot's license instead of the standard 1,500, one of only a few schools in the country to receive such a designation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Aviation Partnerships with Community Colleges Speed Transition to Skies

EKU Aviation Seneca III

Do you want to fly airplanes? Studies suggest almost 500,000 pilots are going to be needed over the next 20 years.

Student Focus: Kyle Nicholas

Kyle Nicholas

Aerospace Management at Eastern Kentucky University has found a true Colonel in Kyle Nicholas!

Nicholas, an upcoming Spring ’15 graduate, not only takes part in this demanding program, but has the privileged honor of being Student President and Student Regent. Naturally, the role comes with its hardships, but Nicholas sees only the positives of the position.

EKU-A Flying High with Help of Berman Gift

Maribeth and Louis Berman

Noting their excitement about “the energy that exists across campus,” Maribeth and Louis Berman, of Louisville, have pledged $1 million to Eastern Kentucky University to support a combination of academic and student-focused initiatives.

Creekmore Awarded $2,000 AAAE Scholarship

SAMA SEC AAAE logo

Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Business and Technology congratulates student Reece Creekmore as one this year's AAAE scholarship recipients.

Aviation Program Flying High across Kentucky

Pres Benson (r) with Ashland Community & Technical College President/CEO Adkins

Eastern Kentucky University’s aviation program continues to write its name in the skies above the Commonwealth.

On Jan. 28, University officials met with representatives of Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) to discuss a 2+2 partnership to offer ACTC students a degree in aviation through EKU’s highly accredited program.

Something is in the air in Eastern Kentucky

EKU Aviation Fleet

Think of Kentucky’s economy and what comes to mind: bourbon, tobacco, coal, thoroughbreds, auto manufacturing? All of those industries are important to the Commonwealth, but they’re only a part of the story.

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