At JU, you will have an opportunity to expand your experience beyond the classroom through our unique partnerships with industry and other academic institutions.
Aerosim Flight Academy
Jacksonville University has a unique partnership with Aerosim Flight Academy (formerly Delta Connection Academy), to provide airline-oriented flight training. Aerosim Flight Academy is the newest addition to Aerosim Technologies, a global manufacturer of simulation training products, and will provide our students access to leading-edge training technology. This partnership allows you to gain the professional piloting skills required by the airlines while earning your business degree from Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business at the same time. Aerosim Flight Academy provides cutting edge training with their new fleet of Cirrus SR-20 aircraft. The integrated computerized cockpit of the Cirrus SR-20 mixes well with the “scenario based” training to better prepare you for your career. The one-of-a kind partnership with Aerosim Flight Academy gives our graduates the upper hand in the competitive aviation industry.
Southern Aero Medical Institute (SAMI)
High altitude training is a must for professional pilots. As part of your advanced and safety training, you will have the opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind high altitude physiological training at the facilities of the Southern Aero Medical Institute in Melbourne, FL. SAMI is the only facility in the world providing crew-oriented training in their private hypobaric chamber.
Airline Training Orientation Program (ATOP)
After completing your advanced aircraft system courses at JU, you will get an opportunity to fly the Boeing 737-800 full motion simulator, and log the time, thanks to our partnership with the Airline Training Orientation Program. ATOP’s familiarization training is conducted at Continental Airlines Flight Training Center in Houston, TX.
Cape Air Airlines
Jacksonville University has signed a unique agreement with regional airline Cape Air. Qualified candidates will be hired as pilots by Cape Air after successfully completing an internship with the airline, completing a phase as flight instructors in our program, and graduating from JU.
European Business School (EBS)
Spend one semester in one of the top business schools in Germany, the European Business School. This student exchange program in aviation management is open to all aviation majors. What makes EBS exceptionally unique is their close partnership with Lufthansa Airlines, which allows our students to participate in hands on projects at Lufthansa’s headquarters in Germany.
Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA)
Get hands-on experience in airport management in a number of airports by participating in our internship program with the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. JAA manages the Jacksonville International Airport, Craig Municipal Airport, Cecil Field, and Herlong Airport.
Northeast Florida Regional Airport at St. Augustine (SGJ)
Get hands-on experience in airport management with our internship program at Saint Augustine Airport. Saint Augustine Airport, with collaboration from our aviation faculty became the first airport of its size to have a stand-alone Sustainability Management Plan.