Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

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School Overview

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.

Contact Details

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, Washington 98926

+1 (509) 963-2364

Key Training Facilities


Flight Training (Airplane) Aviation Degree Programs

Training Programs

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 G1000 FAR Part 141 Approved CT Ground School Classes

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