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Aerial view of Central Kentucky Regional Airport

Central Kentucky Regional Airport

Located just 15 minutes south of campus, the Central Kentucky Regional Airport is the home of EKU’s flight training operations. Since 2011, EKU has also served as the airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO), which provides students with a variety of advantages over other programs including reduced operating costs, dedicated facilities, and employment opportunities.

The airport features a 5,000 ft. runway, medium intensity lighting system, ample parking areas, and dedicated fuel services, and onsite aircraft maintenance. With more than 100 operations for day, the majority of which are EKU Aviation aircraft, the Central Kentucky Regional Airport is among the busiest and fastest growing airports in the state.

Whalin Technology Complex

EKU Aviation is located in the Ralph W. Whalin Technology Complex which includes approximately 100,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space as well as the program’s flight emulator labs. The facilities are located in the central portion of campus, close to the library, classroom buildings and dormitories.


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

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