School of Aviation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The School of Aviation​, located in the Davis College of Business & Technology, has been educating and training future professional pilots and aviation executives for over 41 years.

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My name is Owen Nicely. I am an Aviation Management major, and I am a senior currently.

So, we’re giving them [the younger students] a first-hand experience of the drone industry and how to operate them so, in the future, they can pursue drone careers.

I just love being in Florida. Actually, my hometown is Fort Myers, Florida, so I just love the atmosphere and the weather. It’s usually always pretty good.

We have a different types of drones. We have a few quadcopters and also a few fixed wing drones. Mainly, they’re used for mapping large areas.

The Aviation program, being able to meet a whole bunch of new people, is really why I love being in it. Getting to teach them all the stuff I’ve learned while I was here and to show them all the cool drones and the stuff that you can do with that.

Our Av​​​​​iation Management and Aviation Management & Flight Operations degree programs are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

  • Delta Propel Partner University
  • JetBlue Gateway Partner University
  • Winner of the 2011 Air Race Classic, the national all-women transcontinental air race--Collegiate Division
  • Our students also benefit from a one-of-a-kind partnership with L3 Harris Airline Academy, offering airline-oriented flight training and a direct career path to the airlines.
  • Jacksonville University graduates can qualify for a Restricted-Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) certificate with 1,000 flight hours.
  • JU is one of 31 universities in the nation selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to educate future air traffice controllers under the Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI). 
  • In 2008, JU won the 2008 Loening Trophy, awarded annually at the National NIFA SAFECON to the best all-around collegiate aviation program in the nation.
  • Winner of the 2011 Air Race Classic, the national all-women transcontinental air race.
  • Top 10 winner of the 2019 Air Race Classic (5th overall and 2nd collegiate team)
  • Students are able to benefit from all of the opportunities while obtaining transferable business skills; a powerful credential that will help you succeed in your career of choice in aviation.

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We are eager to send you more information regarding our Aviation program and the specific aviation track that interests you. If you would like such information or have any questions pertaining to the program, please feel free to contact us by phone or email
The School of Aviation:
Nikki Bobbin 904-256-7895 •
Office of Admissions: 904-256-7000 •


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