Why study Rotor-Wing
APSU’s Aviation Science Program is the only four-year rotary-wing flight program in the state of Tennessee. Unlike many flight training facilities in the region, the APSU Aviation Science program is staffed by full-time faculty, well experienced in rotary-wing aviation training. Successful students will receive a well-rounded undergraduate education in addition to the ability to obtain FAA Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor certification. The combination of FAA certification and Bachelor's degree will make graduates more competitive in the career market. Because the program holds FAA, Part 141 certificated flight school status, students will receive more consistent flight training.
The program is designed to take students with no aviation experience and have them successfully complete the program. Despite this, students that possess a passion for aviation, and who bring a professional attitude to the program will gain more from this program.
The bachelor’s degree will support any student who desires to pursue competitive careers in flight instruction, aerial tourism, charter operations, and numerous other aviation applications. Students are taught hands-on and academic skills in a professional setting and receive personal attention from their instructors. Flight skills and academics are taught in a recently renovated, aviation oriented facility located at Clarksville Regional Airport (Outlaw Field). Currently, there is a huge demand for helicopter pilots (Helicopter Pilot Shortage). Many of our students are instructing for pay, prior to graduation.
All flight and academic instructors are FAA Certificated Flight Instructors (CFI), with most also being Certificated Flight Instructor, Instrument (CFII).
What Will I Learn
- Acquire the knowledge and flight skills needed to earn a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Rotorcraft, Helicopter and Instrument rating.
- Be provided a foundation in FAA regulations, airmanship, rotary-wing aerodynamics and methods of instruction which will provide the opportunity to pass the FAA knowledge test.
- Well rounded knowledge as the Engineering Technology Core Courses round out the degree requirements.
Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements
This program is subject to all university tuition rates and other applicable fees. For a list of the current rates, visit the Student Account Services site here. This program is also subject to other fees including Flight Instructor lab fees and Flight Training Device fees. Click here for a full list of Aviation Science fees.