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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International Students

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Domestic Students

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Nebraska Flight School

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Flight Training Costs

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Pilot Emphasis Careers

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Management Emphasis Careers

Jason Hughes

“It’s really cool to get out and see the country – and get paid to do it. The connections you make here at Kearney and the networking you have a chance to be part of will serve you well into the future. If anybody is living proof of that I certainly am, and a lot of my classmates are, too.”

Jason Hughes

Southwest Airlines

Pilot

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.

Aviation News

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UNK Program Hopes to Combat Pilot Shortages

KEARNEY, Neb. (NTV) — A University of Nebraska at Kearney program is trying to address pilot shortages across the country. Read More...

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KEARNEY, Neb. (KLKN) – We have seen a shortage in pilots for the last decade, but the University of Nebraska – Kearney could potentially address that issue with their Aviation Program. Read More...