Airport and Facilities
Central Kentucky Regional Airport
Located just 15 minutes south of campus, the Central Kentucky Regional Airport is the home of EKU's flight training operations. Since 2011, EKU has also served as the airport's Fixed Base Operator (FBO), which provides students with a variety of advantages over other programs including reduced operating costs, dedicated facilities, and employment opportunities.
The airport features a 5,000 ft. runway, medium intensity lighting system, ample parking areas, and dedicated fuel services, and onsite aircraft maintenance. With more than 100 operations for day, the majority of which are EKU Aviation aircraft, the Central Kentucky Regional Airport is among the busiest and fastest growing airports in the state.
To learn more about the airport, visit their website here.
EKU Aviation is located in the Ralph W. Whalin Technology Complex which includes approximately 100,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space as well as the program's flight imulator labs. The facilities are located in the central portion of campus, close to the library, classroom buildings and dormitories.
Schedule time with the Elite, Alsim MC200 Flight Simulator - capable of up to 15 different aircraft types as well as a small jet or th Professional Flight Controls DCX MAX with glass cockpit capability. Located in the Whalin Complex, the simulators, which are an actual model of an airplane cockpit, replicates different types of airplanes allowing students to gain flight hours and get comfortable with flying before leaving the ground. Get your Instrument Recurrency or brush up for your Instrument Proficient Check (IPC).