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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.

We're Hiring!

EKU Aviation

We're hiring! Our program is looking for its next Chief Flight Instructor!

More information and instructions on how to apply can be found in the link below. Help us spread the word! 

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.

Haning Named 2018 AET Distinguished Senior

Ms. Haley Jo Haning has been named the 2018 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology. She will be honored during a presentation in April at the Applied Engineering and Technology College to Careers Conference.

The student is selected based on superior academic achievement, excellent leadership, citizenship, character and services to EKU.

Speaker's Career Taking Flight

Horace Hunter

Since Horace Hunter was 5 years old, he has dreamed of taking off one day as a pilot. On Dec. 15, 2017, he landed at his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in aviation, professional flight with a minor in aerospace management.

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