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FAA to Launch Nation-wide Air Traffic Control Specialist Announcement

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is launching a nation-wide air traffic control specialist (ATCS) recruitment, outreach, and education program in advance of a public vacancy announcement expected on or about February 10, 2014.  The position will close on February 21, 2014. The FAA encourages all interested individuals who are eligible to apply for these positions.

Airlines face empty seats in the cockpit

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Yet again, another industry expert discusses the looming pilot shortage. However, in this article, the new Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) requirements is also discussed.

Air Force concerned about possible exodus of pilots to civilian sector

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Another indicator of a looming pilot shortage is heralded by the following US Air Force article recently published in a military newspaper The Stars and Stripes. Yet again, we see the impact that the 2009 Colgan Air Mishap has had on airline minimum pilot qualifications and the associated airline cockpit shortfalls.

Aviation Program Reaches Another Milestone with Award of Newly Created FAA Certificate

EKU President Michael Benson and Cody Barnes

Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Program has reached another milestone.

Aviation Program Partners with Institute for Aerospace Education

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Eastern Kentucky University has partnered with The Institute for Aerospace Education(IAE), a premier consortium of high schools in Kentucky and bordering states that offer students seven different aerospace courses of studies.

Aviation Program Flying Even Higher with Recent Curriculum Changes

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Aviation Program is flying even higher today, recently becoming one of the first universities nationally authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to designate graduates as candidates for the 1,000-hour restricted Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate.

OBAP Visits EKU Aviation - July 23-24

OBAP students fly the ALSIM

EKU Aviation hosted 17 students, parents, and program facilitators from OBAP, for two days of presentations and a campus visit in July. OBAP is the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals who focuses their greatest emphasis on preparing young people to realize a successful future and highlight the exciting potential available in aviation.

New FAA Pilot Certification & Qualification Requirements

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The following abridged summary of the FAA’s (Federal Aviation Administration) revised requirements to fly as an airline copilot highlights how EKU aviation students are better prepared to meet both the forecasted industry demand for high quality and safe pilots and to meet the more restrictive FAA requirements for a prospective pilot’s first airline job.

Safety Concerns with Hiring Boom and Set Backs of the 1,500 Hour Rule

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Now is a good time to be an EKU aviation student. EKU aviation is well positioned to help the industry by providing well trained pilots.

Jenkins 'capped' at Honors convocation

Jessica Jenkins with Mr. Tony Adams

Ms. Jessica D. Jenkins, 2013 Distinguished Senior for EKU's Department of Applied Engineering and Technology, received her cap at the EKU Honors Convocation held recently in the Whitlock Student Success Building.

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