Collegiate Aviation Programs

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Piper scores big with UND training contract

Article | Apr 06, 2016

The University of North Dakota selected Piper as its next training airplane, an order worth more than 100 Archers and Seminoles.

Delta State invites pilots to open house

Article | Mar 29, 2016

Aviation-minded professionals considering an advanced college degree are invited to an open house at Mississippi’s Delta State University April 15.

Student plans modern Vin Fiz flight

Article | Mar 23, 2016

A Tennessee aerospace college student hopes to inspire young people when he re-creates Calbraith “Cal” Rodgers’ Vin Fiz cross-country flight from New York to California in May.

Auburn aviation camps set for summer

Article | Mar 16, 2016

Auburn University hosts two weeks of summer aviation camps in Alabama for rising high school students; activities include stick time in cockpits, full-motion simulators, and drones.

Liberty adds Piper twin, Cessna single sims

Article | Feb 16, 2016

Liberty University beefed up its ground-based realistic flight training with a pair of new Frasca flight training devices simulating a Piper Seminole and a Cessna 172.

Ivy Tech seeks input for new degree program

Article | Feb 09, 2016

Indiana's Ivy Tech Community College needs input from the state's flying community before the school can take its next step toward creating aviation management and professional pilot associate degrees.

San Diego Miramar College: ‘Delta actually courted us’

Article | Jan 26, 2016

Two aviation maintenance students from San Diego Miramar College’s airframe and powerplant program are gaining valuable experience performing internships for Delta Airlines.

Air Race Classic registration opens

Article | Jan 05, 2016

Registration for the Air Race Classic—the annual all-women’s cross-country air race—opened Jan. 5.

College offers flying start

Article | Dec 21, 2015

A community college in Illinois offers flight training and a degree program for aspiring aviators, and is spreading the word beyond the state line.

FAA certifies Florida school’s new A&P program

Article | Dec 18, 2015

Enrollment in the George Stone Technical Center's two-year FAA-certified aircraft maintenance training program is open until Jan. 13, 2016.

Texas high school aviation students earn college credit

Article | Nov 18, 2015

Two Texas colleges have partnered with the McKinney Independent School District to offer high school aviation students college credit, helping jump-start their aviation careers.

Pilot career fair outlines hiring frenzy

Article | Nov 18, 2015

According to recent hiring trends the future for professional pilots is looking up and an aviation career fair and conference in Orlando, Florida, explains the rapid growth.

First High School Aviation Symposium a success

Article | Nov 12, 2015

AOPA's first High School Aviation Symposium in Lakeland, Florida, drew more than 150 educators and industry leaders from around the country in support of science, technology, engineering, and math education.

Parkland College aviators continue Illinois program

Article | Nov 03, 2015

Parkland College aviators rallied from the closure of their fight training program at the University of Illinois to post a third-place finish in a regional competition and earn a spot in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's 2016 Safecon.

ExpressJet announces JetBlue Airways partnership

Article | Sep 23, 2015

ExpressJet Airlines will partner with JetBlue Airways on a program to offer qualified college students and current pilots a path to a career at JetBlue.

Charter College, flight schools partner for aviation degree

Article | Sep 23, 2015

Charter College, with locations in Alaska, California, and Washington, is partnering with several Part 141 flight schools to offer an aviation degree.

California A&P program adds night classes

Article | Sep 09, 2015

California’s North Valley Occupational Center has added night classes for students in the aviation technical school's 2,400-hour aircraft mechanics program.

Delta State University orders DA42 FTD from Frasca

Article | Jul 24, 2015

Delta State University has placed an order for a Level 6 Diamond DA42 FTD (flight training device) from Frasca International, to be delivered in the spring of 2016.

Embry-Riddle honors Baker with named airplane

Article | Jul 23, 2015

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is honoring AOPA President Mark Baker. The school is putting Baker’s name and the AOPA logo on one airplane each at its Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, campuses as part of a new program to name an airplane.

Scholarship winner earns her certificate

Article | Jul 08, 2015

AOPA’s 2014 Noe-Singer Flight Training Scholarship winner earned her private certificate just two days before her eighteenth birthday and then shipped off to the Air Force Academy for basic training.

Kansas State University expands unmanned aircraft programs

Article | Jul 08, 2015

Kansas State University is offering a new unmanned aircraft systems bachelor's degree program, as well as two new UAS minors.

SIUC team takes first place in 2015 Air Race Classic

Article | Jul 01, 2015

Two pilots representing Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIUC) took first place in the 2015 Air Race Classic, which concluded on June 25.

Women in Aviation offers seven new scholarships for 2016

Article | Jun 08, 2015

Women in Aviation International announced seven new scholarships on June 4, including support for advanced flight training, maintenance training, and academic programs.