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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.

EKU Aviation Majors, Others Can Now Take FAA Exams on Richmond Campus

EKU Aviation Fleet

Based on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) site review and subsequent approval, all aviation majors at Eastern Kentucky University can now take their FAA examinations on the Richmond campus.

Pilot shortage looms for airlines

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USA Today
by Charisse Jones

A wave of retirements and new FAA requirements could make it hard for airlines to find enough pilots, especially if travel picks up.

Flight schools expect demand to take off

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel
by Ken Kaye, Staff Writer

Within the next few years, U.S. airlines are expected to see a severe pilot shortage as thousands of older captains and copilots retire and jetliner fleets swell.

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