Why Choose KSU's Flight Program | College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent State University

Why Choose KSU's Flight Program

Why Choose Kent State University's Flight Program? Kent State University offers a full, four-year bachelor of science degree in Aeronautics, concentration in Flight Technology, with options for minor areas of study that fit seamlessly into the four-year curriculum. Flight Technology is also offered as a minor area of study for students pursuing any other major area of study throughout Kent State University.

  • Kent State University owns and operates its own airport, which is accessible from the main campus by public bus or private car. The airport is located four miles from campus. Kent State University owns all its own aircraft and conducts all of its own maintenance.
  • KSU has the largest university fleet of aircraft (32) in Ohio. The fleet comprises of 27 single-engine Cessna aircraft (150, 152, 172R, 172S, 172SP), 2 twin-engine Piper aircraft (Seminole), and 3 single engine Piper aircraft (Arrow).
  • The diverse and ever-changing weather conditions of northeastern Ohio provide an ideal learning environment for real world flight experience in any part of the country.
  • Flight fees have been approved for partial reimbursement under Veterans Affairs benefits as applicable.
  • KSU's flight instructor intern program allows selected students to gain flight experiences as flight instructors while completing their degrees.
  • KSU’s aeronautics program is the only Ohio aeronautics program to be accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
  • Take your FAA written exams right here on campus, in the Aeronautics and Technology Building.
  • Join our local chapters of student organizations such a AIAA, NGPA, OBAP, or our very own Kent State Precision Flight Team or the Flying Black Squirrels, or many more.
  • Live on campus in the Learning Living Community with other aeronautics students.