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Applications for Fall 2022 are CLOSED for the Flight Program

Take Flight with Central
Central Washington University is the regional leader in professional aviation education. Established in 1975, CWU's aviation program is the only fully accredited public university aviation program in the Pacific Northwest. CWU has a stellar reputation for preparing students for the demands of industry 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.


Aviation Professional Pilot Degree

  • Flight Officer Specialization
  • Commercial Pilot Specialization

Aviation Management Degree

  • Aviation Management Specialization
  • Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization

Aviation News:
Central Washington University’s Aviation department has purchased (5) 2017  Piper Archer aircraft (6) 2018 Piper Archer aircraft and (2) Seminole twin engine aircraft.   The Archers will primarily be used for Instrument and Commercial training and they have a modern glass cockpit with systems such as Garmin G1000 NXi Avionics Suite, Electronic charts, and WAAS GPS Navigation systems. CWU is keeping pace with the ever changing aviation world by offering students exposure to this type of equipment which they will see in their future airline careers.  

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