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College of Education and Professional Studies



Black Hall

The Department of Aviation is located in Black Hall, Room 225. Most flight related academic courses are taught on the CWU campus in Black Hall. The Chair, Professors, Aviation Academic Advisor, and the Secretary are all located here.


Aviation Training Center (ATC)

The Aviation Training Center (ATC) is located at 807 Elmview Road in Ellensburg, just north of the main CWU campus. Some of the academic classes are also taught in this building. This is also where our simulators are housed. 


Flight Training Center (FTC)

The Flight Training Center (FTC) is located at 1101 Bowers Rd in Ellensburg, just east of the ATC building. This is where the actual flight training takes place and where our airplanes and flight instructors are located at. As a student, this is where you will spend the majority of your time for your flight training. 


Central Washington University utilizes One-G and Frasca fleet of Flight Training Devices (FTDs). The Frasca FTD's include a G58 Baron TruFlite FTD with G1000, King Air 200, and a CRJ-200 AATD. All three training devices include Frasca's TruVision visual system. Central Washington University is a longtime customer with several Frasca devices in use. The five One-G FTD's are new to the department. Two of the FTD's feature the G1000 and three feature steamgages..

The simulator training you receive as part of our program will be invaluable to you. The major benefits derived from this training includes: Crew Resource Management (CRM) training, Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT), Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) familiarization, HSI, RMI, RNAV, Autopilot and Flight Director operation, and Flight Management System (FMS) operation.


CRJ-200 simulator



G58 Baron TruFlite FTD with G1000



The Aviation Training Center's FTD rooms houses $1.5 million worth of flight training equipment, which include:

  • One-G FTD: 3 featuring steamgages and 2 with the Garmin G100.
  • Frasca 141 (x2) - Single-engine FTDs for instrument training.
  • Frasca TrueFlight Baron G58 - Equipped with Garmin G1000 glass flight deck.
  • Frasca 242T - Simulates a Super King Air 200 pressurized twin turboprop aircraft.
  • Frasca CRJ 200 - Advanced turbojet trainer.



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