Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University Aviation Department, Flightline Road, Carbondale, IL, USA

Equipped with 33 Cessna aircraft and 8 Frasca simulators

Courses

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

International Students

Yes

Aircraft fleet number

33

Aircraft fleet

7x Cessna C-152, 6x Cessna C-172N/P Skyhawk, 7x Cessna C-172R Skyhawk, 5x Cessna C-172R with G1000 Cockpit, 3x Piper Arrow with G500TXI, 3x Cessna C-310R, 1x Cessna C-340, and 1x Cessna C-421 Golden eagle

Simulators

1x Frasca CRJ 200 level V FTD, 3x Frasca 172 True Flights, 3x Frasca 141, and 1x Frasca 142

Airline Partnership

Air Wisconsin Airlines, Republic Airways, SkyWest Airlines

Accreditations

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Entry Requirements

At least 17 years old, High School Graduate, Able to write, read, and speak in English Language, Pass Medical Examination

The Department of Aviation Management and Flight of the Southern Illinois University has been offering aviation courses for over 60 years. The Department was originally established as Air Institute and Service of the University.

It is located in Carbondale, Illinois, USA.

Pilot Training Courses offered by Southern Illinois University:
  • Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Aviation Flight (AF)
Why should you pick Southern Illinois University for your Pilot Training:

Training is done in a huge fleet of 33 aircraft composed of 7x Cessna C-152, 6x Cessna C-172N/P Skyhawk, 7x Cessna C-172R Skyhawk, 5x Cessna C-172R with G1000 Cockpit, 3x Piper Arrow with G500TXI, 3x Cessna C-310R (Multi-engine training, high performance), 1x Cessna C-340, 1x Cessna C-421 Golden eagle.

The Department is also equipped with eight (8) simulators which includes 1x Frasca CRJ 200 level V FTD with visual display, 3x Frasca 172 True Flights with visual displays, 3x Frasca 141, and 1x Frasca 142.

Students in the AF degree begin their flight training in their first semester and may begin working as Certified Flight Instructors (CFI) in the program by their senior year. You will also have the option to get both the Associate's and Bachelor's degree. Approximately 80% of students in the Associate of Applied Science degree program complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management as a 2 + 2 arrangement - getting both the AAS and the BS degrees in a four year period.

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