The Davis Aviation Center educates and trains professional pilots, air traffic controllers, and aviation executives. With one-of-a-kind industry partnerships, a world-class curriculum centered on a strong business foundation, and direct paths to the career of your choice, JU Aviation will give you the skills and experience to achieve your dream of becoming an aviation professional. And of course, our aviation degree programs have earned the "seal of approval" from the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
1. A Small, Personalized Program
The Davis Aviation Center is small by design, with a teacher-to-student ratio that ensures individual attention. Our aviation program is a close-knit community where you will get to know your peers, professors and flight instructors and make life-long friends.
2. Attention to your Leadership Development.
With our small size, you will have endless opportunities to developing valuable leadership and teamwork skills by becoming an officer in one (or more) of our aviation student organizations such as the JU Flight Team, Alpha Eta Rho, or Women in Aviation.
3. World Class Accreditation Standards
There are very few programs in the world who can say that they are accredited by both AABI and AACSB. JU Aviation, with the Davis College of Business, is one of them. JU Aviation is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). The Davis College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
4. Award-Winning Aviation Program
Winner of the coveted Loening Trophy in 2008, Jacksonville University was recognized as the most Outstanding All-Around Collegiate Aviation Program in the United States. The Loening Trophy is the rarest and oldest of all collegiate aviation awards. First awarded in 1929 by aviation pioneer and inventor Dr. Grover Loening, the original judging committee included friends and aviation legends Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Navy Commander John Towers. The Loening Trophy is awarded annually at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's SAFECON Competition.
5. Transferable Business Skills
Aviation and Business? Absolutely! Our aviation program is an integral part of the Davis College of Business. While earning your technical aviation skills you will also be obtaining business skills, a powerful credential that will help you succeed in your career in aviation.
6. Enhanced Experience through our Unique Partnerships
You will not find a school that is more connected than JU Davis Aviation Center! We continue to work hard to add meaningful industry partnerships to distinguish ourselves and to give you lots of opportunities beyond the classroom and add value to your JU aviation experience. You options include a high altitude chamber, full motion simulator training, internships, student exchange programs, and much more!
7. Get Hired Sooner
JU is your most direct route to the left seat of a regional jet! 98% of our qualified graduates get hired out of our program. In fact, flight instructors who complete the employment phase are guaranteed an interview. If you dream of being a professional pilot, you will want to make JU Aviation your first choice!
8. Direct Career Path
Jacksonville University aviation students can now be part of several highly selective airline career programs, offering a specified career path from college all the way to the cockpit of a major airline.
In addition, JU is one of 36 universities in the nation selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to educate future air traffic controllers under the Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI).
These agreements could only be possible because of the value and importance of a college degree from an accredited university such as JU!
You want to be an airline pilot but are interested in air traffic control. Maybe you want to work as an airport manager but want to keep your options open. JU's flexible curriculum allows you to tailor your degree and prepare yourself for a dynamic career in aviation!