Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

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

The Eastern Kentucky University Aviation Bachelor’s Degree, Professional Flight Option, includes all commercial and instructor pilot ratings. Its centerpiece – the Multi-Engine Track – gives future pilots the flight time they need to become competitive. With over 100 hours of multi-engine flying time, our students are prepared for careers in aviation.

EKU Aviation strives to be a world class professional flight academic institution.

Academic Programs
The Bachelor of Science has options in Professional Flight or Aerospace Management.

Professional Flight students receive flight certification in Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, CFII, and Multi Engine. They experience real world flight operations, actual weather, long range flights, high altitude, and mountain operations.

Aerospace Management students prepare for careers at airports, airlines, corporate aviation, and government agencies such as the FAA, NASA and NTSB with hands-on training in operations, scheduling and dispatch for management professionals. Management graduates work in aviation marketing, public relations, human resources, safety and security at the local, national and international level. They also have the opportunity to receive certification as an AAAE Certified Member (AAAE CM) through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

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)
  • FAR Part 141 Approved
  • CBT Training
  • Ground School Classes


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Eastern Kentucky University Whalin Technology Complex521 Lancaster Avenue Richmond KY 40475 United States