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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Nebraska Flight School

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Flight Training Costs


Pilot Emphasis Careers

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Management Emphasis Careers

Fabricio Santivanez Teran

"I came from Bolivia to achieve my goal of becoming an Airline Captain. UNK is the new way of opportunities to open the doors of aviation.”

Fabricio Santivanez Teran

Aviation Systems Management, Flight Operations Emphasis

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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Timur Kounikeev is UNK’s first Aviation Student to be Accepted into the SkyWest Program

Timour Kounikeev is an aviation student at University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is also UNK’s first recipient of the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program. Read More...

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...

UNK’s Aviation Program Hopes to Address Pilot Shortage

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...