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Aviation at OHIO

For more than 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. In addition to great alumni, we have fantastic student organizations specifically for aviation students to grow and network. 

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    Aviation Flight

    As an aviation flight student at the Russ College, you may begin flight training during your first year of study to work toward earning pilot certification via 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 background in aviation.


    Aviation Technology

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

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  • Ohio University mourns the loss of aviation trailblazer Joan Mace

    Joan Mace, alumna and chair of Ohio University’s Department of Aviation from 1985 to 1993, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Mace left a lasting, immeasurable impact on Ohio University. Beyond the university, she was trailblazer in aviation, marking a path and extending a hand for women to follow in her footsteps — or rather her flightpath.  Read the full article at OHIO News. 
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  • Dean Wei congratulates Fall 2021 graduates!

    Congratulations to the graduates of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology! Watch Dean Wei's congratulatory video here!
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  • OHIO team competes in statewide FlyOhio Vertiport Challenge

    An interdisciplinary team of four undergraduate students recently competed in the FlyOhio Vertiport Innovation Challenge in collaboration with industry, government, education and community partners on Oct. 1-8, 2021.  Read the full article at OHIO News. 
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