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