Reach BOLD new heights

Airline pilots and support staff are in high demand all over the world. With an expected shortage of 700,000 pilots in the coming years, now is a great time to explore a career in aviation. UNK is proud to be a preferred destination for aviation education, with one of the lowest program costs in the nation and access to a fleet of more than 90 multi-purpose, modern aircraft.

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Domestic Students

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Pilot Emphasis Careers

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Management Emphasis Careers

Drew Fraber

"I graduated from UNK in 2008 and have since flown mapping aircrafts for Google, and later flew as a First Officer on the CRJ700 and Embraer 145 for American Eagle Airlines based at Chicago O'Hare. I am now the Director of Compliance at Jet Linx Aviation, and occasionally fly as a Safety Pilot on a PC-12." "I am happy that I chose the Support Services emphasis as it allowed me to take advantage of additional business-related educational opportunities that the major offered while still being able to fly and apply those credits to my major. I firmly believe that the Support Services emphasis helped me achieve my current position, as it was a direct representation of the duties, tasks and scope of knowledge I encounter every day. It has allowed me to be more well-rounded as I grew my career."


Drew Fraber

Jet Linx Aviation

Director of Compliance

Student Involvement

UNK Aviation's faculty believe that student involvement is critical to turning out well-rounded graduates. Alpha Eta Rho, the oldest collegiate aviation fraternity, affords students networking opportunities, events, and more. Our Aviation Professional Lecture Series connects students with industry pros, encouraging professional development outside the classroom.

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