Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

Central Washington University is the regional leader in professional aviation education. Established in 1975, CWU´s aviation program is the only fully accredited public university aviation program in the Pacific Northwest. CWU has a stellar reputation for preparing students for the demands of industry with B.S. degrees in Aviation Management and Professional Pilot. The CWU Department of Aviation attracts individuals with a passion for the combined art and science of aviation.

All flight training is conducted under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FAR part 141 regulations with CWU´s contract operator at Bowers Field in Ellensburg, Washington.

Flight Officer Graduates complete the following FAA ratings and certificates:

  • Private Pilot Certificate (PVT)
  • Instrument Rating (IFR)
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate (COM)
  • Multi-Engine Rating (ME), and Certified Flight Instructor Certificate (CFI)

Central Washington University utilizes an all Frasca fleet of FTD’s, including a G58 Baron TruFlite FTD with G1000, King Air 200 and a CRJ-200AATD. All three training devices include Frasca´s TruVision visual system.

Please visit our website for more information on our Professional Pilot Degree and Aviation Management Degree Programs.

Aviation Training Facilities

  • Flight School (airplane)
  • Aviation Degree
Programs & Courses
  • Private Pilot (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot (CPL)
  • Flight Instructor (CFI / FI)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Flight Instructor - Instrument
  • Multi-Engine (Class Rating)
  • Flight Instructor - Multi-Engine (MEI)
  • Jet Orientation Course (JOT)
  • Tailwheel
  • Mountain Flying
  • EFIS Display
  • FAR Part 141 Approved
  • CBT Training
  • Ground School Classes


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Central Washington University 400 East University Way Ellensburg WA 98926 United States