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With over 30 years of aviation training, Jacksonville University Aviation has a rich history. Graduates from both majors; Aviation Management and Aviation Management & Flight Operations are shaping all parts of the industry will their skills and leadership. Jacksonville University Aviation Alumni - today's leader's in Aviation.
Some of our Alumni
Johann Thorarensen, AVO 2001
A native of Iceland, Johann graduated form JU in 2001 with an AVO degree and then started working at Sterling Flight Training At Craig Airport progressing to Assistant Chief Flight Instructor. Johann progressed to Air Iceland as a First Officer on the Fokker 50. More recently, Johann has moved to Icelandair as a First Officer on the Boeing 757 with approximately 4000 total flight hours.
Aimee Clancy, AVM 2000
After graduating, Aimee worked in New Hampshire in the State's Bureau of Aeronautics. She then left to further pursue the field of emergency management accepting a position with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington DC, overseeing Homeland Security Preparedness grant programs.
Justin Schlecter, AVO 2002
After graduating from JU in 2002, Justin spent a year and a half flight instructing at the Delta Connection Academy until being hired at Chautauqua Airlines. Justin spent two years based in New York City as a First Officer flying EMB-145 regional jets, then upgrading to Captain for the final two years. From 2007-2014, he flew extensively between North America and Asia flying B747-400's for Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways. In August of 2014, he joined Delta Air Lines as a New York City based MD-88 First Officer.