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July 2013

OBAP Visits EKU Aviation - July 23-24

OBAP students 'fly' the simulator

EKU Aviation hosted 17 students, parents, and program facilitators from OBAP, for two days of presentations and a campus visit in July. OBAP is the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals who focuses their greatest emphasis on preparing young people to realize a successful future and highlight the exciting potential available in aviation.

New FAA Pilot Certification & Qualification Requirements

EKU Aviation fleet

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.

"Two Brothers" documentary airs this week


When Jason Edwards chose his brother, Joe, as the subject of his internship project at Eastern Kentucky University last summer, he hoped to gain more than a good grade.

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