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Department of Aviation
Black Hall 225
(509) 963-2364
Flight Training Center
(509) 925-4008

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About Aviation at CWU 

CWU offers the only fully accredited public university aviation degree program in the Pacific Northwest that owns its own fleet of aircraft. With experienced aviation management instructors, a fleet of 19 aircraft, and six state-of-the-art flight simulators, Central’s Aviation degree programs can prepare you for a rewarding career in the aviation field. 

Whether your future is in the cockpit, on the tarmac, in the control tower, or in an airline executive suite, CWU’s Aviation program can help you achieve your high-flying goals. We want to support you by providing you with the skills to earn your wings and do great things. Schedule your tour today!

To learn more about the application process, please contact the Department of Aviation.

Why Aviation at Central? 

There is a massive shortage in qualified pilots and aviation management professionals across the nation. CWU’s Department of Aviation—one of the only four-year degree programs in the country—can help guide you through the process of becoming a pilot or aviation management professional. 

If your ultimate aspiration is to become an airline pilot, it's important to plan ahead and understand which opportunities will help you attain that goal. If you're serious about the airlines, consider participating in an airline pathway program to guide your professional development and create valuable industry connections.

Degree Options

CWU has a stellar reputation for preparing students to obtain a career in aviation related fields by building essential skills, knowledge, and experience. We offer two pathways with B.S. degrees in Aviation Management or Professional Pilot. The aviation major attracts individuals with a passion for the combined art and science of aviation. 

For additional information, be sure to visit the 2022-2023 CWU course catalog.

Contact Us

Please reach out with questions and comments to the Aviation office at (509)963-2364 or via the Aviation Department email.

Campus Locations

Please note that tours are by appointment only. Please visit our tour information site for more details.

Department Office
Black Hall Room 225
N Walnut St, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-2364

Flight Training Center
1101 Bowers Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-4008

Aviation Training Center
807 Elmview Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926

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