New FAA Pilot Certification & Qualification Requirements
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.
Specifically, because EKU graduates leave the university with a bachelor’s degree that includes 68 aviation course credits, and because they flew their flight instruction with our FAA-approved Part 141 flight program, they qualify for the new 1000-hour FAA ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) certificate. This saves them the cost of the additional 500 hours required by the traditional 1500-hour ATP.
Published on July 12, 2013