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EKU-A Announces 2015 Flying Colonel Awards

l-r: Tim Ross, Tony Brooks, Gary  Harp, Luke Easley, and Dalton Hopson

EKU Aviation is pleased to present the Flying Colonel Awards for 2015. Director of Aviation, Ralph Gibbs, announced the awards at the monthly flight instructor meeting on August 6. The awards are given for exemplary performance toward the EKU Aviation program.

EKU, ACTC Ink 2 + 2 Agreement in Aviation

ACTC President Kay Adkins and EKU President Michael Benson (Photo courtesy ACTC)

Eastern Kentucky University has cleared another runway for its nationally unique aviation program.

Wings over Ashland

WORTHINGTON Officials from Eastern Kentucky University's aviation degree program

By MIKE JAMES | The Independent

ACTC and EKU team up to offer aviation degree

ACTC and EKU are launching a new cooperative venture this fall that will prepare graduates for careers as pilots in the aviation industry.

Wanted: Half a million pilots by 2035

Boeing predicts continued increases in pilot demand. (iStock)

Travel Pulse | by Rich Thomaselli

Now this is a help wanted ad to end all help wanted ads.


ACTC-EKU Aviation program graphic

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

Female Airline Pilots Wish More Women Would Join Them

Annmarie Savitski, first officer for Delta Air Lines based at Metro Airport in D

 - Ellen Creager on Jun 29, 2015 | Detroit Free Press

 It's a career above the clouds, a sky full of opportunity.

So America's female airline pilots have one question: Why aren't there more of us?

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.

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