Welcome to the Department of Aviation

With experienced aviation management instructors, a fleet of 19 aircraft, and six state-of-the-art flight simulators, CWU Aviation programs prepare you for a rewarding career in the Aviation Industry. 

About Aviation

Whether your future is in the cockpit, on the tarmac, in the control tower, or in an airline executive suite, the Department of Aviation at CWU is here for your future

Our Professional Pilot Degree requires a separate application that is open mid-October through December 15th.


Learn about aviation simulators, tours, and our Aviation Living and Learning Community.

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Flight Training Information

Practical instruction at CWU takes place in both simulated environments and actual aircraft.

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Scholarships and Grants

As a student majoring in aviation you have access to a multitude of additional, aviation-specific grants and scholarships.

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Student Organizations

The ALPA ACE Club is a student-led organization sponsored by the Air Line Pilots Association, Intl.

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Aviation Safety Report

CWU Aviation Department's commitment to a generative safety culture.

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Faculty and Staff

Meet the people behind CWU Aviation.

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Why Study Aviation at CWU?

Across the nation, qualified pilots and aviation management professionals are needed. CWU’s Department of Aviation can help guide you through the process of becoming a pilot or aviation management professional. Allow our airline pathway programs guide your professional development and create valuable industry connections. 


Aviation Department

Prepare for a career in the aviation industry, be it as a pilot or aviation management professional.

Degree Options

Learn more about our degree options through our Program Finder.


For general university admissions information, contact the Office of Admissions. For advising information, contact Academic Advising 


The CWU Aviation program boasts a nearly 90% job placement rate in the industry 

Growing numbers of women are advancing in all aviation career fields and interests. CWU’s Women in Aviation International chapter pushes the agenda for all aviation students to have opportunities to network with aviation professionals, fellow peers, and students. 

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