In the next 10 years, the aviation industry will need more than 260,000 new pilots. Secure new heights as a multi-engine commercial pilot and flight instructor with a professional aviation degree from LSU of Alexandria. Train with nationally-recognized instructors and a state-of-the-art simulator to become FAA-certified and take flight with your career.
Students will take flight courses with Acadian Aviation, an FAA-approved and LSUA-affiliated Part 141 flight school. All required aviation lecture courses will take place in Mulder Hall on the LSUA campus.
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All program students will earn the following FAA certifications and ratings:
• Private Pilot Certificate
• Instrument Pilot Rating
• Commercial Pilot Certificate
• Flight Instructor Certificate
Students will also have the option of earning the following FAA ratings:
• Flight Instructor-Instrument Rating
• Multi-Engine Rating
• Multi-Engine Flight Instructor Rating
All aviation classroom courses will be taught on the LSUA Campus by an FAA-certified flight instructor who holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics.
There are no special admission requirements for participation in the program. Any student who is admissible to the university can pursue the Professional Aviation curriculum.
Before commencing flight instruction, each program student must meet Department of Homeland Security citizenship and identification requirements.
Prior to admission to the program, each prospective student will have an opportunity to talk to a program advisor about funding options.
Program students will have opportunities to acquire (paid) work experience in aviation-related fields at Alexandria International Airport, both during and between academic semesters.
Industry experts are predicting a short term need for 27,000 new professional pilots starting in late 2021 and a long term need for 260,000 new pilots over the next decade. The acute demand for pilots means that LSUA’s Professional Aviation students can be assured of a return on their investment in education and training