Sunset behind a parked single-engine airplane

The Kent State University Precision Flight Team finished 11th overall out of 32 teams at this year’s NIFA SAFECON

Jim Sebastian (Southwest Airlines Captain and KSU alumni) and Jaime Martello (Southwest Airlines Dispatcher and KSU alumni) in the Southwest Airlines Network Operation Control Building

Kent State University's College of Aeronautics and Engineering celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Aircraft Dispatch program. During the past decade, this FAA-certified program has graduated nearly 200 students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to pursue rewarding careers as aircraft dispatchers.

2024 KSU Flight Team

Last year, the The Kent State Flight Team brought home an impressive collection of competition trophies and the pilots are is ready to take flight to bring in even more wins this year.

Olivia Carnprobst standing next to a Piper Seminole aircraft

Olivia (Semon) Carnbprobst’s (’22, ’23) journey from a high school junior at the Nikki Kukwa Memorial Aviation Camp (NKMAC) to a first officer at Endeavor Air epitomizes the camp's impact on young women's careers in aviation.

FAA Erik Amend talks with students at the KSU airport

The visit highlighted the college’s current capabilities and plans for additional expansion and growth, particularly in advanced air mobility and aviation maintenance, and capabilities in workforce talent training and development.

A student observes a drones flight through a video headset

Kent State University has been selected as one of thirty-two schools nationwide to receive a significant grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aimed at fostering the development of the future workforce in the aviation industry.

"The Spirit of the Flying Deuce" at the Kent State University Airport

A future Golden Flash visiting from Niles, Ohio, shared his photos taken at the Kent State University Airport. 

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Student competing in the 2023 CAE Lighter Than Air Engineering Competition

Students from the College of Aeronautics and Engineering competed to create flyable aircraft using helium balloons. 

A table covered in aeronautics lanyards with attached pilot wings

On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University hosted the second annual Pilot Pinning Ceremony.