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EKU Aviation Majors, Others Can Now Take FAA Exams on Richmond Campus

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Based on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) site review and subsequent approval, all aviation majors at Eastern Kentucky University can now take their FAA examinations on the Richmond campus.

Pilot shortage looms for airlines

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USA Today
by Charisse Jones

A wave of retirements and new FAA requirements could make it hard for airlines to find enough pilots, especially if travel picks up.

Flight schools expect demand to take off

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel
by Ken Kaye, Staff Writer

Within the next few years, U.S. airlines are expected to see a severe pilot shortage as thousands of older captains and copilots retire and jetliner fleets swell.

Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots

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According to EKU Director of Aviation Ralph Gibbs, “As EKU continues to improve and expand its aviation program, it is worth noting that the aviation industry is also preparing for a significant shortage of pilots and other aviation professionals.

Flight Deck Student Achievements

Aviation Flight Deck students in Clay Hall's Aviation Living Learning Community (LLC) had the second highest Average Living Learning Community GPA for Spring 2012.  At 3.06 (on a 4.0 scale), Aviation students rank second only to the Nationally ranked EKU Honors Program that posted a 3.59 GPA.

EKU Aviation at Frankfort Aviation Day Activities

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Around Frankfort

Published: September 20, 2012 11:05AM


(AP) — Capital City Airport in Frankfort will have aircraft on display Saturday at Aviation Day activities.

Aviation Industry Forecasts Pilot Need

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According to EKU Director of Aviation Ralph Gibbs, “Conducting safe flight operations is a top concern for the traveling public, the air carriers, and the Federal Aviation Administration. An integral part of aviation safety is pilot training.

EKU Aviation Selects New Program Director

Ralph Gibbs in front of aircraft

President Doug Whitlock and Eastern Kentucky University have set the aviation bar even higher. As part of his 5-year plan for aviation, President Whitlock, in consultation with Dean Bob Rogow, Associate Dean Ed Davis, and Department Chair Tim Ross, has created a Director of Aviation (DOA)/Chief Flight Instructor position within the Applied Engineering and Technology Department.

EKU Aviation Participates in Airport Open House

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Airport fuel sales up 34 percent; Jet traffic also increases
By Bill Robinson, Register Editor
The Richmond Register

EKU Flight Deck Students Attend Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville airshow

EKU Aviation “Flight Deck” students traveled to Louisville April 21, 2012, for the Thunder Over Louisville airshow.

The students visited the Kentucky Air National Guard base where Thunder Over Louisville aircraft were on display. The Kentucky Air National Guard base is located at Louisville International airport (SDF).

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