​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 progress​ing 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 B​ureau 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 program​​s.



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.