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EKU Colonel's Battalion Cadets bring home coveted German Armed Forces Badge

EKU Colonel's Battalion Cadets bring home coveted German Armed Forces Badge

The EKU Army ROTC Colonel’s Battalion sent 11 Cadets to participate in the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency Competition hosted by Indiana University’s Army ROTC in Bloomington, In.  The Colonel’s outperformed all other Kentucky schools in the competition and earned an overall ranking of Fifth out of the 34 schools present with eight of our 11 Cadets rece

Technology Student Association (TSA) Regionals hosted by AET faculty, staff, & students

2013 TSA regional competition

Approximately 400 students participated in the Technology Student Association (TSA) regional competitions hosted by the Department of Applied Engineering & Technology (AE&T) February 22, 2013.

Pilot shortage looms for airlines

EKU Aviation Fleet

USA Today
by Charisse Jones

A wave of retirements and new FAA requirements could make it hard for airlines to find enough pilots, especially if travel picks up.

Flight schools expect demand to take off

EKU Aviation Fleet

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
by Ken Kaye, Staff Writer

Within the next few years, U.S. airlines are expected to see a severe pilot shortage as thousands of older captains and copilots retire and jetliner fleets swell.

Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots

EKU Aviation Fleet

According to EKU Director of Aviation Ralph Gibbs, “As EKU continues to improve and expand its aviation program, it is worth noting that the aviation industry is also preparing for a significant shortage of pilots and other aviation professionals.

Flight Deck Student Achievements

Aviation Flight Deck students in Clay Hall's Aviation Living Learning Community (LLC) had the second highest Average Living Learning Community GPA for Spring 2012.  At 3.06 (on a 4.0 scale), Aviation students rank second only to the Nationally ranked EKU Honors Program that posted a 3.59 GPA.

Adams, Arias and Chandra Participate in Noel Studio Creativity Week

Noel Studio Creativity Week

The Noel Studio invites students and faculty to the 2nd annual Creativity Week, held October 8th through the 12th.

EKU Aviation at Frankfort Aviation Day Activities

EKU Aviation Fleet

Around Frankfort

Published: September 20, 2012 11:05AM

AVIATION DAY ACTIVITIES SET FOR SATURDAY

(AP) — Capital City Airport in Frankfort will have aircraft on display Saturday at Aviation Day activities.

Aviation Industry Forecasts Pilot Need

EKU Aviation Fleet

According to EKU Director of Aviation Ralph Gibbs, “Conducting safe flight operations is a top concern for the traveling public, the air carriers, and the Federal Aviation Administration. An integral part of aviation safety is pilot training.

EKU Aviation Selects New Program Director

Ralph Gibbs in front of aircraft

President Doug Whitlock and Eastern Kentucky University have set the aviation bar even higher.

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