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Aviation Seniors Receive Positive Feedback at College to Careers Conference

Endeavor Air officers and EKU Aviation award recipients

Friday, April 3rd, Eastern’s Aviation program hosted the 2014 College to Careers Conference for EKU aviation seniors and Somerset Community College aircraft maintenance technology students and staff.

The event began shortly after 9:00 a.m. with Ralph Gibbs, director of aviation/chief flight instructor at EKU introducing the panelist from Delta Air Lines and Endeavor Air.

Dustin Ratliff named as Schwendeman Outstanding Senior in Aviation

Dustin Ratliff with First Officer Logan Case from Endeavor Air

Mr. Dustin Ratliff has been named the 2014 Joseph Schwendeman Outstanding Senior in Aviation. He was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 3, 2014, at the annual Aviation program’s College to Careers Conference. This is the first year the award.

Benson outlines plans for Frankfort visit

EKU Regents meet in Frankfort

Priorities are science building, airport

- by Seth Littrell, The Richmond Register
February 24, 2014

EKU Aviation prepares students to meet new FAA requirements

EKU Aviation Fleet

In keeping with EKU Aviation’s commitment to innovation and to be the premier aviation university in the U.S., this week EKU aviation announced another major upgrade to their already one-of-a-kind-proflight program. 

EKU Aviation Goes Online

EKU Aviation Fleet

"On the radar” for EKU Aviation, there are several items of program growth.

FAA to Launch Nation-wide Air Traffic Control Specialist Announcement

FAA Air Traffic Control Specialist graphic

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is launching a nation-wide air traffic control specialist (ATCS) recruitment, outreach, and education program in advance of a public vacancy announcement expected on or about February 10, 2014.  The position will close on February 21, 2014. The FAA encourages all interested individuals who are eligible to apply for these positions.

Airlines face empty seats in the cockpit

EKU Aviation Fleet

Yet again, another industry expert discusses the looming pilot shortage. However, in this article, the new Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) requirements is also discussed.

Air Force concerned about possible exodus of pilots to civilian sector

EKU Aviation Fleet

Another indicator of a looming pilot shortage is heralded by the following US Air Force article recently published in a military newspaper The Stars and Stripes. Yet again, we see the impact that the 2009 Colgan Air Mishap has had on airline minimum pilot qualifications and the associated airline cockpit shortfalls.

Aviation Program Reaches Another Milestone with Award of Newly Created FAA Certificate

EKU President Michael Benson and Cody Barnes

Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Program has reached another milestone.

Aviation Program Partners with Institute for Aerospace Education

EKU Aviation Fleet

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.

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