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On March 15, 2021 Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Operations program for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative program or the UAS-CTI.  Jason Lorenzon, JD ATP, assistant professor and aeronautics program coordinator has worked hard to obtain this designation. “The UAS-CTI designation reinforces that our curriculum delivers up-to-date UAS training that matches the requirements of the National Airspace System (NAS) and...

The new 17,800-square-foot building at the Kent State University Airport will be named the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center. Construction is currently underway in anticipation of a fall 2019 opening.

FedEx Corp. has pledged $5 million, in addition to $1.5 million already given, in support of an aeronautics academic center that will be located at the Kent State University Airport. The new 17,800-square-foot building will be named the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center. Construction is currently underway in anticipation of a fall 2019 opening. “Our first-class Aeronautics Program is recognized nationally and beyond for its excellence,” said Kent State President Beverly J. Warren. “Thanks to FedEx, our physical facilities will now match the innovative and transformative education taking pla...

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As Kent State celebrates the 50th anniversary of its flight technology program, we survey the sky-high dreams of women in aeronautics.  By Erin Peterson, Illustrations by Jason Zehner ’10 When Amelia Earhart became the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, she launched the dreams of millions of girls who suddenly saw a future in flight for themselves. It hasn’t been a straightforward path. After substantial growth from 1960 to 1980, women still make up just 5.2 percent of the total number of “for hire” pilots in the United States. They also remain underrep...

The 21st Kent State University Aeronautics Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at Andrew W. Paton Field at the Kent State University Airport, located at 4020 Kent Road in Stow. Hosted by Kent State’s Aeronautics program in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, this free, family-friendly and educational community event allows attendees the opportunity to view aircraft, enjoy food vendors and visit dozens of booths. The Kent State Aeronautics Fair will feature vintage aircraft, military vehicles, speakers and pilots, as well as airplane and hot air balloon rides. ...

The 21st Kent State University Aeronautics Fair will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at Andrew W. Paton Field at the Kent State University Airport, located at 4020 Kent Road in Stow. Hosted by Kent State’s Aeronautics program in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, this free, family-friendly and educational community event allows attendees the opportunity to view aircraft, enjoy food vendors and visit dozens of booths. The Kent State Aeronautics Fair will feature vintage aircraft, military vehicles, speakers and pilots, as well as airplane and hot air balloon rides. ...

A pair of Kent State University female pilots have successfully completed the 2017 Air Race Classic. The Flying Flashes finished fifth out of the 12 universities, and 15th out of the 47 teams overall. They also received a prize for finishing second on the seventh leg of the race and were one of only nine teams to complete the race with zero penalties. This is the second year in a row that Kent State has participated in the race. The competition is the oldest of its kind with roots that can be traced back to the 1929 Women’s Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other fema...

Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will receive a $1.5 million gift from FedEx over three years. The gift will support the university’s flight program, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 and has outgrown current facilities at the Kent State University Airport. “I am proud to say FedEx has long supported the career development of the aviation professionals of tomorrow, so we are honored to present Kent State University with this donation,” said David J. Bronczek, president and CEO of FedEx Express. “We believe the ultimate suc...

FedEx Express donation has jumpstarted fundraising for the new Aeronautics building at the Kent State Airport. Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will receive a $1.5 million gift from FedEx over three years. The gift will support the university’s flight program, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 and has outgrown current facilities at the Kent State University Airport.  “I am proud to say FedEx has long supported the career development of the aviation professionals of tomorrow, so we are honored to present Kent State ...

The Aeronautics Department in Kent State University’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology will host its 20th Aeronautics Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Kent State University Aeronautics Fair takes place 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Andrew W. Paton Field at the Kent State University Airport, located at 4020 Kent Road in Stow. This family-friendly fair will feature vintage aircraft, military vehicles, speakers and pilots, as well as airplane and hot air balloon rides. COSI, the Center of Science and Industry located in Columbus, Ohio, will be in the hangar this year as well ...