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New Aviators Welcomed to EKU Aviation

New Professional Flight students pose with EKU Top Hawk aircraft

EKU Aviation welcomed new Professional Flight students to the program with a picnic lunch at the airport. Flight instructors, faculty and staff hosted new students on Saturday at the Central Kentucky Regional Airport (KRGA), which is managed by the University.

Since its formation in 1982, EKU Aviation has developed into a robust program with three concentrations in Aerospace Management, Professional Flight, and Aerospace Technology. Today, the Professional Flight program has nearly 300 students in the bachelor's program and is one of the first programs in the nation to offer the FAA 1,000-hour Restricted ATP.

Students come from across the U.S. to earn their degree at EKU - Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

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.

New Pro-flight students posed with EKU's Top Hawk Cessna. EKU is one of just five universities named a Top Hawk partner for 2017 by Textron Aviation and received a custom branded Cessna Skyhawk 172 for use for the year. Universities selected are renowned for innovation in their aviation programs. In addition to the aircraft, top students from each university are chosen for a Textron Aviation summer internship.

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Published on August 28, 2017

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