College of Education and Professional Studies
Black Hall Suite 225-1
400 East University Way 98926-7515
Mail Stop 7515
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
Sundaram Nataraja, MA, MS, EdD, UAS/Remote Pilot (FAA Part 107)
Amy L. Hoover, PhD, CFII, mountain flying, meteorology, human factors
Sundaram Nataraja, MS, EdD, CILT, aviation management, airport finance, airport/airlines marketing
Teresa Sloan, MIT, ATP, FAA ground schools, air transportation
Jason Underhill, MBA, ATP, CFII, aircraft systems and simulation, airline operations
Dale Wilson, MS, ATP, MGI, CFI, aviation safety, human factors, aviation weather
Cathy Busha, JD, aviation law
Andrew McIrvin, BS, ATP, DPE, director of flight operations
Rich Bates, CFII, MEI, assistant chief flight instrutor
Lisa Broweleit, program support supervisor
Gail Darling-Tanneberg, dispatcher
The Department of Aviation offers two Bachelor of Science degrees.
Professional Pilot degree: Specializations in flight officer and commercial pilot
Aviation Management degree: Specializations in aviation management and aviation maintenance management.
The aviation department holds an FAA Air Agency certificate. Ground schools and flight labs are conducted under 14CFR Part 141 of the Federal Aviation Administration regulations. CWU aviation department is a member of the University Aviation Association.
Students must apply for acceptance into a degree or specialization. Application will be reviewed upon acceptance to CWU. Admission decisions are based on a number of factors, including grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation, financial capability, and a written statement of purpose, as outlined in the aviation department application form. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations require proof of citizenship for pilots.
Flight training fees are paid by the student and will be in addition to normal university tuition and fees (see aviation department website for current fees). Additional fees are required for AVP 444, AVP 445, and AVP 489 (see online student registration handbook). Additional costs for students enrolled in flight labs include current FAA charts, pilot supplies, and optional personal aviation headphones.
ProgramsBachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor
CoursesAviation Management (AVM)Aviation Pilot (AVP)