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Starting Your Airline Career at a University

There are several paths that you can take to become a professional airline pilot. One of the most common ways is by attending a university with an aviation/flight training program. There, you can learn to fly, build flight-time hours, and earn your degree.

Schools with AABI-Accredited Programs

The Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) works to advance quality aviation education worldwide through accreditation and leadership.

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Schools with ALPA Pilot Mentor Programs

ALPA has built alliances with leading universities in North America to mentor aspiring aviators and prepare them to join the piloting ranks.

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

One of the biggest problems for aspiring aviators is how to finance your education and training. Many don't realize there are a number of aviation-specific scholarships available.

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University Aviation Association

The University Aviation Association (UAA) works to promote and advance aviation education as an academic discipline at colleges and universities.

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