Henderson State University

Department of Aviation, Henderson State University

Over 17 aircraft flight school and the only institution in Arkansas that offers aviation degree programs along with flight training


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Maule MXT-7-160/180, P. Arrows, Comanche, C-172RG, Citabria


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Entry Requirements

At least 17 years old, High School Graduate, Pass Medical Examination

The Department of Aviation of Henderson State University is the only institution in Arkansas that offers Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation along with flight training.

It is located in Arkadelphia Municipal Airport, Arkansas, USA.

Courses offered:
  • Professional Pilot Track (Commercial Pilot non R-ATP)
  • Professional Pilot Track (Commercial Pilot w/ directed electives for R-ATP Qualification)
  • Aviation Management Track
  • Aviation Maintenance Management Track
Why join Henderson State University?

The program qualifies the students to FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with a 500 hour reduction of aeronautical experience. Hence, as a graduate of Henderson's Department of Aviation, you can become an airline pilot with only 1,000 flight hours instead of the 1,500 normally required.

You will have the opportunity to obtain Private and Commercial Pilot Certificates, Instrument and Multi-engine Ratings, Flight Instructor Certificate, and Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Qualification.

Training is done using over 17 aircraft and 3 flight simulators including Redbird FMX Simulator.

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