Website
Flying Options

"I know I want to fly. What are my options?"

Incoming students for the 2012-2013 academic year. Have three flying options. Each option is designed to meet very different student needs. Please carefully consider which option is the best fit for you.

Option 1: Fall Start

This is our traditional option. Students begin their flight classes the same time they begin the rest of their fall academic classes.

  • During fall semester, these students register for AVFL 121 (Foundations of Flight) and AVFL 122A (Foundations of Flight Lab I)
  • By the end of spring semester, these students earn their private pilot's license and are ready to start the PIC Development Courses (AVFL 221 and AVFL 222) the following fall. 
  • Flight training costs total approximately $12,000 during the academic year.
  • Students in the fall start option also enroll in the Write Flyers aviation learning community (ENGL 110) or the Aviation Connections aviation learning community (AVIA 101 and INTR 100).

Option 2: Early Start

In this option, students arrive to campus early and begin taking their flight classes on July 30. In the three weeks they are here before the rest of the regular start students, they fly four times a week and also complete the INTR portion of their learning community requirements (AVFL 121 paired with INTR 100). 

  • During fall semester, these students register for AVFL 121 (Foundations of Flight), AVFL 122A (Foundations of Flight Lab I) and AVFL 122B (Foundations of Flight Lab II).
  • These students earn their private pilot's license by the end of fall semester and take the PIC Development Courses (AVFL 221 and AVFL 222) in the spring.
  • Flight training costs total approximately $18,000 during the academic year.

Option 3: Spring Start

  • Students selecting this option do not fly until January 2013 but are welcome to begin their academic coursework on August 22, 2012.
  • This is a good option for students who don't have adequate flight funding prior to the mid-summer deposit deadline, or for students who want to have extra time exploring their academic options.
  • Students in the spring start option enroll in the ENGL 110 or AVIA 101/INTR 100 learning community in the fall and enroll in AVFL 121 and AVFL 122A in the spring.
  • Flight training costs total approximately $6000 during the spring semester. Students in this option are highly encouraged to continue their flight training during May term and into summer (AVFL 122B) in order to complete the Foundations of Flight labs and be ready to enroll in the PIC Development course fall 2013.
  • This option is also a good one for students who might not be fully-committed to a Flight Operations degree and are considering other major options such as Aviation Management or Business options.