Sep 21, 2018  
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aviation Department

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Departments

Ellensburg Campus
Flight Technology Center
807 Elmview Road
Fax 509-963-2377

Moses Lake Center:
7662 Chanute Street NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
509-793-2355 or 509-793-2914
Fax: 509-762-1918
See the Web site for how this program could be used for educational and career purposes.


Dale Wilson

Dale Wilson, M.S. aviation safety, human factors, aviation weather,simulators

Associate Professors
Amy Hoover, Ph.D., mountain flying, meteorology, human factors
Teresa Sloan, M.I.T., FAA ground schools, air transportation, simulators

Assistant Professor
Albert Atkins, Ph.D., aircraft systems, FAA ground schools, simulators

Non-tenure Annual Contract
Alain R. Garcia, lecturer
Bruce E. Vonada, lecturer

Camie Hedrick, secretary

Department Information

The aviation department offers a bachelor of science degree including flight officer, commercial pilot, aviation management, airway science aircraft systems management and airway science aviation maintenance management specializations at the Ellensburg campus. A minor in flight technology is also offered. The aviation management specialization is offered at CWU - Moses Lake. The department provides an educational service to students wanting a career in aviation.

Accrediting Information
The aviation department holds an FAA Air Agency certificate. Ground schools and flight labs are conducted under FAR 141 of the Federal Aviation Administration regulations. CWU aviation department is a member of the University Aviation Association.

Department Standards

Students must apply for acceptance into a flight technology 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.

Financial Obligations
Flight training fees are paid by the student and will be in addition to normal university tuition and fees (see aviation department Web site for current fees). Additional fees are required for FLT 444, FLT 445 and FLT 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.

Bachelor of Science Flight Technology Specializations
All FLT courses are by permission. Prerequisites may be waived for students enrolled in the aviation management or the aviation maintenance management specializations. Special program rules and procedures as stated in the CWU aviation department/contract flight school standard operating procedures (SOPs) apply to the flight officer, commercial pilot and airway science aircraft systems management specializations.

    • Airway Science, Aircraft Systems Management Specialization, B.S.
   • Airway Science, Aviation Maintenance Management Specialization, B.S.
   • Aviation Management Specialization, Flight Technology, B.S.
   • Commercial Pilot Specialization
   • Flight Officer Specialization
   • Flight Technology Minor


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Departments