The University of Cincinnatiâ€™s Aviation technology combines flight training with associated on-the-ground skills to prepare you for a career as a commercial pilot. While most of us think of pilots as flying passenger airliners, in reality they fly many types of aircraft for a variety of businesses. Besides pilots for the major and commuter airlines, there are cargo jet pilots, corporate jet pilots and charter services pilots as well as those who fly pipeline and power line aerial inspection, do aerial photography and conduct sightseeing flights.
Your training in primary, advanced and instrument flight will be complemented with two years of college general studies, a standard increasingly demanded by top aviation employers.
As part of the program, you will complete the rigorous requirements and practical tests for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private and commercial pilot certificates, with instrument rating. You should be able to complete your degree in two years of full-time study. Due to the rigor of this program, you should plan on summer studies between your first and second years.