At JU, you will have an opportunity to expand your experience beyond the classroom through our unique partnerships with industry and other academic institutions.
L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy
Jacksonville University has a unique partnership with L3 Airline Academy (formerly Aerosim Flight Academy), to provide airline-oriented flight training.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. L3 Airline Academy provides cutting edge training with their new fleet of Cessna 172S aircraft. The integrated computerized cockpit of the Cessna172S mixes well with the “scenario based” training to better prepare you for your career. The one-of-a kind partnership with L3 Airline Academy gives our graduates the upper hand in the competitive aviation industry.
Delta Air Lines Propel
The Delta Propel program offers qualified Jacksonville University aviation students three paths to becoming a career Delta Air Lines pilot:
- Flying for one of the Delta Connection Carriers (Republic Airways, Endeavor Air, and Skywest Airlines).
- A job-share flying for Delta Private Jets and instructing for one of Delta's partner collegiate aviation institutions, or
- Flying military aircraft for the Air National Guard or Reserves
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.
JetBlue University Gateway
The JetBlue University Gateway Program was the first and is the longest-running pathway program for aviation college students. Launched in 2007, University Gateway allows students in flight programs from one of our AABI-accredited partner colleges/universities to earn a conditional job offer for a position as a first officer at JetBlue. Once accepted, students follow one of several prescribed paths to gain experience and build their flight time. Provided they meet all program requirements and pass required background and other related checks, those in the program will join JetBlue as first officers and will not be required to complete any additional JetBlue interviews.
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.
NE 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.