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New Chief Flight Instructor Brings 40 Years of Military, Higher Education Experience

Ralph Gibbs in front of aircraft

For professional pilots the skies are home but, after four decades of military and aviation education experience, Ralph Gibbs has found his professional heaven here on earth in Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Program.

EKU assumes management of Madison Airport

Eastern Kentucky University assumed management of the Madison Airport on Monday.

Jason Bonham, a former instructor in EKU’s aviation program, was introduced as manager Tuesday to the airport board during its monthly meeting, said Dr. Wilma Walker, who chairs the board.

EKU Aviation members live in preferred housing

Flight deck graphic

EKU Aviation members live together in our preferred housing on the Flight Deck. As a Flight Deck resident you will enjoy weekend activities, study sessions and adventures with fellow aviators. After all, isn’t the adventure worth sharing? Who better understands aviation like your fellow aviators? The advantages are endless, the cost: minimal, the experience priceless.

Aviation Program Returns to Madison County Airport

EKU Aviation fleet

With its return to the Madison County Airport and the opportunity to use two shiny new training aircraft, EKU’s Aviation Program has taken a big step toward Dr. Bob Rogow’s lofty goal.

Aviation Program Receives Achievement Award from Ky. Aviation Hall of Fame

EKU Aviation representatives pose for award photo

Eastern Kentucky University’s aviation program has received the 2009 Aviation Achievement Award, presented by the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame.

President Doug Whitlock and several other representatives of the program and University were on hand for the enshrinement ceremonies at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, located at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.

Aviation Student Receives SAMA Scholarship

EKU aviation major Tim Smith, of Bagdad, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship by the Southeastern Airport Managers Association, the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SAMA/SEC-AAAE) Educational Foundation.

EKU Aviation Grads Play Key Roles in National Award-Winning Program

Two Eastern Kentucky University aviation graduates were instrumental in the establishment of a national award-winning aviation education program.

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