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Aviation Students Claim Top Honors for Second Straight Year at National Aviation Conference

Maggie Smith and Adam Ackermann

Five aviation students recently attended the 91st Annual American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Conference in Boston, highlighted by a top finish in the Academic Research Competition for the second straight year.

Aviation Students Recognized at SEC-AAAE Conference

(L-R) Adam Ackermann, Todd Hauptli, AAAE President and CEO, and Dustin Haubner

Two students from EKU’s Aviation program were recently recognized at the 2019 Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SEC-AAAE) Conference for their academic achievements.

Aviation Students Visit United Airlines and O’Hare International Airport

Aviation students in front of Willis Tower

Nine student members of the recently formed Aviation Collegiate Education (ACE) Club, a student organization which focuses on careers in the airline industry, recently participated in an exclusive tour of United Airlines and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Aviation Program Represented at FAA Event

FAA Aviation Workforce Symposium panel

How serious is the shortage of airplane pilots and mechanics across the U.S.? Serious enough that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held a day-long Aviation Workforce Symposium on the topic Thursday, Sept. 13, and invited Eastern Kentucky University to participate in a panel discussion on partnerships to address the crisis.

Pact with Blue Grass Airport Aids Students

EKU Aviation Student with EKU plane

A “mutually beneficial” partnership between Eastern Kentucky University’s nationally prominent aviation program and Blue Grass Airport has taken another step forward.

Senior Overcomes Odds, Reaches for Skies

Kristena Cook

When senior aviation major Kristena Cook reflects on her daily life, a 100-mile commute each way from her Louisville home to class at Eastern Kentucky University while juggling her children, education and career amid constant exhaustion, she can only be grateful.

EKU Aviation Celebrates Spring 2018 Grads

EKU aircraft tailfin graphic

Friday, May 11, was a special day for EKU Aviation seniors. Twenty-one EKU Aviation graduating seniors joined a college-wide ceremony to receive their diploma covers and take their place among Eastern Kentucky University's newest alumni.

Earning Bachelor of Science degrees in Aviation were:

Prof, Student Win National Aviation Award

Kyle Knezevich, left, and Cameron Sidor

A faculty member and student from Eastern Kentucky University’s nationally prominent aviation program recently earned a national award for a project aimed at enhancing airport safety.

Skies Open for EKU Aviation Grads

Airplane stock image

Luke Easley, from the EKU Class of 2016, always wanted to be a pilot. As a kid, he mapped out major cities on his family’s Stamping Ground, Kentucky, farm. Countless hours were spent soaring his toy jetliners over a pretend map of the world that spanned several acres.

Aviation Major Flying High on "Kids' Chance"

Chandler Osborne

For Chandler Osborne, a senior aviation major at Eastern Kentucky University, defying the odds runs in the family.

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