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Welcome to EKU Aviation


As the only program of its kind in Kentucky, EKU Aviation provides the aerospace industry with the best trained and safest professional pilots, and the most forward-thinking managers coming out of academia today.

The Bachelor of Science degree has concentrations in Professional Flight, Aerospace Management, or Aerospace Technology. Besides a general aviation core, aviation students are required to take supporting courses in mathematics, statistics, physics, and business management. Graduates of the program are professionally prepared for all facets of the aerospace and aviation industry to include piloting, flight instruction, aviation management, and aerospace technology.

Nearly 800,000 pilots will be needed over the next 20 years. To meet that extraordinary need, Eastern Kentucky University now boasts one of the nation’s first FAA-approved 1,000 hour Restricted ATP.

Attention Veterans!

Save thousands of dollars using your Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits at EKU. As a public institution of higher learning (IHL) your Aviation degree could be covered including all flight fees depending on your eligibility. Plus, at EKU all Post 9-11 GI Bill eligible beneficiaries qualify for in-state tuition regardless of where you are from. If you are taking at least 7 hours you also qualify to draw the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). For more on GI Bill benefits visit

  • EKU has a proud heritage of serving veterans since World War II.  Visit for ten ways we help veterans achieve their educational goals.
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