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Community Invited to Madison Airport Open House and Barbeque

EKU Aviation fleet

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Madison County Airport Board and Eastern Kentucky University, which serves as the fixed base operator (FBO) for the Madison Airport, will host an open house and community barbeque on Saturday, April 21, at the airport from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New International Exchange Agreements Open Opportunities for Study Abroad

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­How would you like to augment your studies at one of the world’s leading universities in an exotic far-off land?

Thanks to a growing number of international exchange agreements between Eastern Kentucky University and universities on four other continents, EKU students have myriad opportunities to pursue the educational and cultural experiences of their dreams.

Aviation Students Visit UPS Night Ops

EKU Aviation students at UPS

Over 20 EKU Aviation students visited UPS in Louisville, Kentucky, to learn about their night operations.  They arrived at the facility around 9:00 p.m.  Over the night time hours, they experienced a three-part program:

  • Overview and Orientation

University Aircraft Now Features EKU Paint/Logo Scheme

Marty Dye in front of EKU Aviation aircraft

No, Eastern Kentucky University has not established its own air force, but the university’s rapidly expanding Aviation Program has taken a leap in visibility with the first of many airplanes bearing an EKU design and color scheme.

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

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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.

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