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As the only program of its kind in Kentucky, EKU Aviation provides the aerospace industry with the best trained and safest professional pilots, and the most forward-thinking managers coming out of academia today.

Nearly 800,000 pilots will be needed over the next 20 years. To meet that extraordinary need, Eastern Kentucky was among the nation’s first FAA-approved 1,000 hour Restricted ATP institutions which provides flight students an exceptional advantage over other methods of training.

Kentucky’s Only Four-Year Aviation Program!

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The Bachelor of Science degree has concentrations in Professional Flight, Aerospace Management, and Aerospace Technology. Besides an aviation core, students are required to take supporting courses in mathematics, statistics, physics, and business management. Graduates of the program are professionally prepared for all facets of the aerospace industry to include piloting, flight instruction, aviation management, and aerospace technology.

A Special Welcome to Veterans

Save thousands of dollars using your Post 9-11 GI Bill® benefits at EKU. As a public institution of higher learning (IHL) your Aviation degree could be covered including all flight fees depending on your eligibility. Plus, at EKU all Post 9-11 GI Bill®  eligible beneficiaries qualify for in-state tuition regardless of where you are from. If you are taking at least 7 hours you also qualify to draw the monthly Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH).


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Whalin 307
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1014

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