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Aviation Program Flying Even Higher with Recent Curriculum Changes

EKU Aviation Fleet

Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Program is flying even higher today, recently becoming one of the first universities nationally authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to designate graduates as candidates for the 1,000-hour restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.

OBAP Visits EKU Aviation - July 23-24

OBAP students fly the ALSIM

EKU Aviation hosted 17 students, parents, and program facilitators from OBAP, for two days of presentations and a campus visit in July. OBAP is the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals who focuses their greatest emphasis on preparing young people to realize a successful future and highlight the exciting potential available in aviation.

New FAA Pilot Certification & Qualification Requirements

EKU Aviation Fleet

The following abridged summary of the FAA’s (Federal Aviation Administration) revised requirements to fly as an airline copilot highlights how EKU aviation students are better prepared to meet both the forecasted industry demand for high quality and safe pilots and to meet the more restrictive FAA requirements for a prospective pilot’s first airline job.

Safety Concerns with Hiring Boom and Set Backs of the 1,500 Hour Rule

EKU Aviation Fleet

Now is a good time to be an EKU aviation student. EKU aviation is well positioned to help the industry by providing well trained pilots.

Jenkins 'capped' at Honors convocation

Jessica Jenkins with Mr. Tony Adams

Ms. Jessica D. Jenkins, 2013 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology, received her cap at the EKU Honors Convocation held recently in the Whitlock Student Success Building.

US Airlines to Face Pilot Shortage!

EKU Aviation fleet

AeroStar Training Services cites looming pilot shortage.

Hundreds attend airport open house

Peggy Wilson & son Sawyer, photo and story - Bill Robinson, Richmond Register

Youngsters get free flights

By Bill Robinson, Register Editor

EKU Aviation receives FAA Part 141 renewal

EKU Aviation officials with the FAA certificate

On April 25, 2013, the Louisville FAA Flight Standards District Office renewed the EKU Aviation Part 141 certificate.

Community Invited to Madison Airport (I39) Open House and Barbeque

Open house flyer

The Madison County Airport Board and Eastern Kentucky University, which serves as the fixed base operator (FBO) for the Madison Airport, will host an open house and community barbeque on Saturday, April 27, at the airport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jenkins named as 2013 AET distinguished senior

Jessica Jenkins

Ms. Jessica D. Jenkins has been named the 2013 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology. She was honored during a presentation on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the annual College of Business and Technology College to Careers senior recognition luncheon.

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