Department of Aviation


Aviation at OHIO

For over 70 years, Ohio University has trained pilots and aviation professionals to keep our air traffic moving safely and efficiently. We prepare our graduates to work in the 91, 121 and 135 sectors of aviation. Our alumni work in every aspect of professional aviation, including NetJets, major and regional airlines, corporate flight departments and the United States military. In addition to active alumni, we have fantastic student organizations specifically for aviation students to grow and network.


Our Programs


    Aviation Flight

    Begin aviation coursework during your first year of study to work toward earning pilot certification through the department's FAA-approved Part 141 flight program.


    Aviation Management

    Want to keep airport operations running smoothly or have a hand in regulatory issues? Our aviation management program is a partnership with the College of Business, where you'll develop a thorough logistical background in aviation.


    Aviation Technology

    With our two-year degree in aviation technology, you'll learn to become a professional pilot through the FAA Path 141 flight program, earning the private pilot certificate, instrument rating and commercial pilot certificate. 

Note on Flight Training:

Ohio University’s flight program is experiencing unprecedented enrollment and program growth. This is causing a delay for entering students in starting their flight training. Flight students should expect a delay through fall and spring of the first year. As flight operations within the Department are conducted year-round, opportunities exist for summer training. Students who choose to stay for two summers will most likely still be able to graduate within four years. The academic ground courses are not affected by this delay and the coursework outside of flight courses remains unaffected.

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