Professional Flight

Our undergraduate professional flight program prepares students for careers as private or commercial pilots.

Degrees Offered

Aeronautical Management Technology (Professional Flight), BS

Application Deadlines*

December 1, 2014
2015 Spring semester (January)

March 1, 2015
2015 Summer session 1 (June)

March 1, 2015
2015 Summer session 2 (July)

May 1, 2015
2015 Fall semester (August)

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Aeronautical Management Technology (Professional Flight), BS

Students in the professional flight concentration learn to fly in an academic environment that prepares graduates for careers as professional pilots. Flight training is offered by a flight provider in aircraft with state-of-the-art avionics using iPads as electronic flight bags. Students may take advantage of pathway agreements for guaranteed interviews with regional airline companies.

Arizona's clear skies offer the best flying environment in the country. Students have access to state-of-the-art simulators, including two full motion-based regional jet flight simulators and a regional jet flight simulation training device. Other facilities, like the high altitude simulation chamber, provide students with educational opportunities unique among collegiate aviation programs.

This program is for students who are seriously interested in becoming professional airline pilots. Graduates are prepared to assume responsibilities in a wide variety of technically related areas within professional aviation flight operations.

The Aviation Accreditation Board International accredits this program and the Federal Aviation Administration certifies flight instruction. For complete program information, required classes and other details, see the major map.


Additional Program Fee: Yes

Career Outlook 

The professional flight concentration offers students private pilot, commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates, as well as instrument pilot, instrument instructor and multiengine pilot ratings. With these flight qualifications and the technically based bachelor's, the graduate has a wide variety of career opportunities, including flight crew service on commercial and business aircraft.

Example Careers 

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following:

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers: • Growth Rate*: 8.37% • Median Salary*: $105,580

Commercial Pilots: • Growth Rate*: 18.54% • Median Salary*: $70,000

Learn more about career outlook, example careers and average salaries.

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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