2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Professional Aviation Flight Technology Major

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(61 credits)

This program prepares students for careers as professional pilots.

Required Courses (61 credits)

Document Requirement:

Document Requirement:

  • TSA has issued Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations Part 1552 that prohibits the university from providing flight training in an aircraft or aircraft simulator to non-US Citizens without TSA approval.   Prior to performing any flight training at the Academy or simulator training in ISU simulators, a copy of the student’s valid birth certificate & Government State issued ID or a passport must be on file in the Aviation Department within two weeks of beginning the program.  In addition, non-US citizens must receive TSA approval.  See the Aviation Department TSA representative for information concerning these requirements.

  • A copy of the student’s Private and Commercial certificates and the student’s Instrument and Multi-engine ratings must be on file in the Aviation Department prior to the awarding of a degree.


  • All professional aviation flight technology students are encouraged to complete their CFI/CFII.
  • All students must pass each AVT/UMS course used in their major with a C grade or higher. 
  • Once accepted and program training has begun at ISU, no student is allowed to conduct flight training at any other location, except for specific pre-approved ratings (float plane, glider, mountain, etc.) This is a hard requirement driven by University insurance issues. If any flight hours are conducted in non-ISU flight school aircraft, those hours and ratings are deemed not qualified toward an ISU degree and must be repeated. This requirement is not negotiable. This policy extends to flight time toward a flight rating over the summer months or other school breaks. The student can avoid problems in this area by utilizing only the ISU Flight Academy. Finally, parents should also be aware that this department carries accident insurance on the student with substantial additional coverage required by our flight school.

  • In order to meet FAA Part 141 R-ATP requirements, students must also take AVT 323 and AVT 471.

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