Ohio University

Facilities and Equipment

From our university-owned airport to our fleet of training aircraft, the Russ College offers real-world experience for our aviation flight, management, and technology students so you’ll graduate ready to make a meaningful contribution as an aviation professional.

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About Our Facilities

At Ohio University, we are fortunate to own and operate our own airport, an amenity few schools can claim. Just twelve miles southwest of Ohio University's main campus, the Ohio University Gordon K. Bush Airport is ideally suited for student training, which will allow you to get more training time in the air instead of on the ground operations. Also, the airport supports GPS, ILS, LOC, and NDB approaches for student instrument training and public use.

Our airport is staffed with FAA certified A&P mechanics on the field and all are FAA IA certified. Our mechanics maintain the fifteen aircraft in the Department of Aviation fleet, the six aircraft in the Avionics Engineering fleet, and the Ohio University Air Transportation Beech Super King Air 350. In addition to the maintenance support provided for our aircraft fleets, we offer maintenance service to the general public who have aircraft based at the field, to transient pilots, and to aircraft owners who want to fly in to have maintenance performed on their aircraft.

Student operation a flight simulator machine

About Our Equipment

Out at the airport in Albany, you’ll find our fleet of fifteen aircraft produced by “the big three” legacy general aviation manufacturers of Cessna, Piper, and Beechcraft. The fleet has one Cessna 150, two Cessna 172s, two Cessna 152s, two Beechcraft Barons, two Piper Arrows and seven Piper Warrior IIIs with glass cockpit technology.

On these aircraft, you’ll have the opportunity to earn a range of pilot certificates, including private pilot certificate, instrument rating, commercial pilot certificate, multi-engine rating and certified flight instructor certificate with single-engine airplane, instrument, and multi-engine ratings.

Cessna 152
Cessna 152

Cessna 152

  • Trainer - single engine
  • Engine - Lycoming O-235-N2C
  • Horsepower - 108
  • Landing gear - fixed, tricycle
  • Seats - two 
  • Cockpit - conventional
  • Flight courses
    • private pilot
    • certified flight instructor - airplane

Cessna 172 Skyhawk

  • Trainer - single engine 
  • Engine - Lycoming O-320-D2J
  • Horsepower - 160
  • Landing gear - fixed, tricycle
  • Seats - four
  • Flight courses
    • private pilot
    • instrument rating
    • certified flight instructor -airplane
Piper Warrior III
Piper Warrior III

Piper Warrior III

  • Trainer - single engine
  • Engine - Lycoming 0-320-D3G
  • Horsepower - 160
  • Landing gear - fixed, tricycle
  • Seats - four
  • Cockpit - glass
  • Flight courses
    • private pilot
    • instrument
    • certified flight instructor - airplane
    • certified flight instructor - instrument

Piper Arrow

  • Trainer - single engine, complex
  • Engine - Lycoming IO360 SER
  • Horsepower - 200
  • Landing gear - retractable, tricycle
  • Seats - 4
  • Cockpit - conventional
Beechcraft Barron
Beechcraft Baron

Beechcraft Baron

  • Trainer - multi-engine, high performance, complex
  • Engine - two Continental IO-520-E
  • Horsepower - 300
  • Landing gear - retractable, tricycle
  • Seats - four
  • Cockpit - conventional (.jpg)
  • Flight courses
    • multi-engine
    • certified flight instructor - multi-engine