The Professional Flight Program at Fairmont State University is a unique degree program with an experience unlike any other academic endeavor at Fairmont State. Students interested in this degree program will need to be aware of the significant time and financial investments listed below that make this program rigorous and unique. The Professional Flight Program is FAA approved under CFR Part 141.
The Professional Flight Option is a competitive/selective program. Students interested in this option are required to complete an online Flight Application in addition to their general application to Fairmont State University. Students who meet the minimum admissions criteria for the Flight Option may be extended an interview opportunity to become part of the incoming class of students. Students are selected based off of their prior body of work (ACT/SAT scores and High School or College GPA) and their in-person interview.
Students interested in the Flight Option must have a 2.5 minimum high school or transfer GPA as well as a minimum 19 composite, and 19 math subscore on the ACT to apply to the program. However, a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum 22 ACT composite/1160 SAT composite is recommended to be competitive.
Students should expect to remain at Fairmont State University during the summer semesters to complete the necessary flight training.
We suggest that all students come to Fairmont State with their own transportation as all classes will be held off campus at the Charles Pointe Facility in Bridgeport, WV for their first year. Students are also required to attend their scheduled flight times 3-4 times per week at our Hangar, also located in Bridgeport, WV. Both the Charles Pointe Facility and the FSU Hangar B are a 20 - 25 minute drive from Fairmont State University's Main Campus.
In addition to the required time commitment, the Flight option also involves a significant financial investment in addition to regular FSU tuition and fees.
|SUMMARY||FLAT FEE*||FAA EXAM FEES*||EST. TOTAL||NON-REFUNDABLE|
PRIVATE (AVMA 1103)
|INSTRUMENT (AVMA 2204)||$12,920||$825||$13,745||$5,665|
|COMMERCIAL (AVMA 2204)||$27,683||$825||$28,508||$8,378|
*(These fees are specific to the 2019/2020 academic year and are subject to change.)
THE AVIATION ADMINISTRATION – MANAGEMENT OPTION
The Aviation Management Option at Fairmont State University is one program option offered under the Aviation Center of Excellence (ACE).The Aviation Management degree combines aspects of business, law, ethics, interpersonal relations and technical skills related to the aviation industry. A student pursuing the Aviation Management degree should expect to learn aviation regulations, economic principles of aviation, personal and professional management, and safety regulations, among other aviation-related disciplines. Fairmont State University’s Aviation Center of Excellence has the ability to offer work-study or internship opportunities with affiliated airports nationwide as part of a partnership with the American Association of Airport Executives.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ADMINISTRATION – MANAGEMENT
Successful graduates of the Fairmont State University Aviation Center of Excellence Aviation Management Option should expect to pursue a myriad of career opportunities. Graduates of our program have successfully pursued careers in the following fields, among others: Airport Management, Air Traffic Control, Airline Management, Airport Security Management.