University of Nebraska at Kearney Aviation


American Flight Schools location at Kearney Regional Airport, operating as the Nebraska Flight School, is the Official Flight Training Partner of the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Soar to new heights with an aviation degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney – one of the most affordable collegiate aviation programs in the United States and around the world. Our program includes a core grouping of aviation, technical and business courses. Students can choose a path of Professional Pilot if interested in piloting, and Aviation Management if interested in careers on the ground.

You’ll be taught by aviation experts. Our faculty have worked in over 120 countries, flown more than 30,000 hours in over 50 types of aircraft, and have achieved over 100,000 takeoffs and landings. You’ll learn from some of the best who have seen and achieved remarkable accomplishments.

With one of the lowest program costs in the United States and access to a fleet of more than 100 multi-purpose, modern aircraft, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is your gateway to the global aviation industry. We are ready to help you achieve your goals in this rewarding profession. Ready for your career to take off?

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Are you ready to launch an exciting career in aviation? Then a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney is your place to start.

Professional Pilot Emphasis

Becoming a pilot is a dream for many students, but at UNK, we make those dreams a reality. Not only is pursuing professional piloting attainable, but it is also a valuable return on investment.

Projected global pilot shortages have been well documented over the past several years, making becoming a pilot a preferred choice for students looking to develop a long-term career that offers some of the highest salaries in the world, with the added benefit of a lifestyle that affords national and international travel, adventure, generous benefits, and a prestigious status based on multidisciplinary technical knowledge and personal leadership.

The Professional Pilot emphasis of UNK’s Aviation degree will fully prepare you for any piloting career, from commercial to charter to military flight.

Aviation Management Emphasis

For every pilot flying, hundreds of professionals in aviation management are needed. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation (Management emphasis) can expect to attract attention from aviation employers worldwide as airports continue to be built at a rapid pace globally to meet the rise in airline passenger travel.

The Management emphasis focuses on leadership in areas including airport management, flight safety, air traffic control, aviation law, and aviation human factors.