Kansas State Aviation
K-State Salina has an elite aviation program that boasts more Master Certified Aviation Instructors than any other college or university in the country. The campus is located directly adjacent to the Salina Regional Airport which has a 12,000-foot runway in addition to multiple crosswind and parallel runways, situating the classroom literally steps away from all flying activity.
K-State Salina prides itself on affordable flight and tuition costs. Because we are a state university, we can keep prices reasonable, and the university's degrees allow students to use federal loans to assist with costs.
Professional Pilot Major at K-State Salina
K-State Salina’s dynamic aviation faculty are not only committed to providing students with innovative curriculum but also training and discipline that are centered around safety. The Jeppesen-Sanderson integrated flight training program is utilized to obtain private, instrument, commercial, certified flight instructor, and multi-engine ratings. Students will receive instrument flight instructor and multi-engine flight instructor certificates in addition to classes that are rooted in aviation applications. The flight training program is FAR 141 approved. The approval allows students to meet the commercial instrument minimum-flight-hour requirement in 190 hours instead of 250 hours. Training is conducted in Cessna 172's, Beech Bonanzas and Beech Barons. Both standard and full graphics simulators are used for additional training benefit.
Facilities and Fleet
Our flight students train for FAA certificates and ratings ranging from private pilot through commercial/multi-engine as well as the flight instructor certificate in a fleet of more than 35 modern aircraft, including Beechcraft Barons and Bonanzas and Cessna Skyhawks. Additionally, students have the opportunity to supplement their education by utilizing a variety of flight training devices located in our flight simulation lab. • Cessna 172 Skyhawk • Beechcraft Bonanza • Beechcraft Barons • ASK 21 Glider • Robinson R22 • Robinson R44
With the program’s longstanding history at the university, K-State Salina has developed and maintained numerous industry relationships with companies like ExpressJet - the largest regional air carrier in the country, FlightSafety International, Air Associates of Kansas and Desert Jet, just to name a few. These highly valued relationships ensure a level of comfort for the companies with our students, encouraging them to continue to seek out K-State Salina professional pilots for internships and careers.