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New FAA Pilot Certification & Qualification Requirements

EKU Aviation Fleet

The following abridged summary of the FAA’s (Federal Aviation Administration) revised requirements to fly as an airline copilot highlights how EKU aviation students are better prepared to meet both the forecasted industry demand for high quality and safe pilots and to meet the more restrictive FAA requirements for a prospective pilot’s first airline job.

Safety Concerns with Hiring Boom and Set Backs of the 1,500 Hour Rule

EKU Aviation Fleet

Now is a good time to be an EKU aviation student. EKU aviation is well positioned to help the industry by providing well trained pilots.

Scholar Athlete: Sean Hagen

Sean Hagen

Construction Management junior Sean Hagen and Communications senior Shaun Ball earned first team All-OVC honors for Colonel Baseball.  They were among six Eastern Kentucky University baseball players who earned recognition for their stellar seasons at the Ohio Valley Conference baseball awards banquet, held on t

Scholar Athlete: Patrick Ford

Patrick Ford #63 (right)

Construction Management graduate Patrick Ford (#63, on right in photo) is one of two football Colonels named to the 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Graphic Communications Management Team Wins Award in Phoenix Challenge

From left are EKU team members Dylan Lakes, Cynthiana; Catherine Thompson, Versa

A team of Eastern Kentucky University Graphic Communications Management students won first place in the research category at the Phoenix Challenge: International Collegiate Flexo Skills Competition on April 27 in San Diego, Calif.

US Airlines to Face Pilot Shortage!

EKU Aviation Fleet

According to an article from AOPA, written by Susan Carey, Jack Nicas, and Andy Pasztor, U.S. airlines are facing what looks to be their most serious pilot shortage since the 1960s. Federal mandates taking effect summer of 2013 will require all newly hired pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of prior flight experience.

AET Faculty Recognized at 2013 Critical Thinking Teaching of the Year Awards

2013 Critical Thinking Teaching of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Department of Applied Engineering and Technology faculty who were nominated for the Critical Thinking Teacher Award:

EKU Aviation receives FAA Part 141 renewal

EKU Aviation officials with the FAA certificate

On April 25, 2013, the Louisville FAA Flight Standards District Office renewed the EKU Aviation Part 141 certificate. In order to receive this renewal, over the last two years, EKU Aviation had to achieve an 80 percent or higher first attempt pass rate on FAA written exams and FAA practical exams, also called check rides. 

Chandra Receives Golden Apple Award

Dr. Chandra

EKU Applied Engineering and Technology Professor Dr. Vigs Chandra has been selected as the 2013 College of Business and Technology Golden Apple Award recipient.

Annual Construction Management banquet recognizes students, faculty and industry supporters

Construction Management banquet

EKU's Seventh Annual Construction Management Recognition Banquet honored not only outstanding students and faculty, but also those individuals and companies who have demonstrated exemplary service. Retired Department of Technology chair, Dr. Clyde Kraft, joined students who mingled with contractors during the April 18 reception and dinner in Arlington's Mule Barn.

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