Students who fly locally at UVU will have the opportunity to use our state-of-the-art facilities, while receiving personal instruction from faculty and staff. Studying locally still opens up the option to take online courses if extra flexibility is needed. Students in the Professional Pilot program will train with UVU’s FAA Certified Flight Instructors, many of whom are our best alumni.
UVU stands out as the top choice for students seeking an excellent safety record, rigorous flight training and great career placement. UVU operates the safest and most advanced training aircraft fleet in the world. This includes the Diamond DA20 Katana, DA40 Diamond Star, and the DA42 Twin Star (a performance twin-engine aircraft.) The all-Diamond fleet offers advantages in safety and maintenance costs which are reflected in our competitive aircraft rental rates. Our fleet of 23 aircraft allows training in “glass cockpit” (computerized instruments) and is maintained in our own FAA part 145 repair station, which no other school offers.
Students seeking managerial aviation careers, or who wish to pursue helicopter or non-fixed-wing training, are best suited for our Aviation Administration degree. Completion of the curriculum will produce a well-rounded graduate with a combination of industry knowledge as well as general business management skills. Graduates will find employment in a variety of areas within aviation and can be a useful bridge into graduate degree programs
The UVU School of Aviation Sciences has partnered with SkyWest Airlines to offer the Pilot Cadet Program – the most clear and advantageous path for students seeking a pilot position with SkyWest airlines. Click here for more information.