Transfer your Private Pilot Certificate
Professional Flight students may earn their Private Pilot certificate prior to beginning the EKU flight program. This is not required and the majority of our students still begin our program with no flight training or experience; however, completion of the Private Pilot certificate greatly benefits the student. The advantages are as follows:
- Completion of Private is a great confidence booster for the student and demonstrates to the student’s family a level of commitment to study and do the work required to be successful.
- Completion of Private puts the student one year ahead in their flight training. The benefit of this a greater likelihood the student will earn their Certified Flight Instructor rating earlier in their collegiate career and begin building their flight time (towards 1,000 hours) as a flight instructor before they graduate from EKU.
- From a financial perspective, completion of Private will help to “spread out” the flight fees associated with flight training, which can be beneficial to the student and family.
Student who choose to complete Private Pilot before attending EKU will earn 6 hours of credit and will begin training towards their Instrument rating in their first semester. To earn these 6 hours of credit, the student must take a written exam (administered by the aviation program) and pay an exam and transcript fee. The exam can be completed during the first week of the Fall semester or the student may arrange to take the exam during the summer.
For additional information, contact the Aviation Office at 859-622-1014.