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
Peter Dittmer, EdD, MCFI, ATP
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
Peter Dittmer, EdD, MCFI, ATP, ground schools, air transportation
Rich Bates, CFII, MEI, assistant chief flight instructor
Cathy Busha, JD, aviation law
Nathaniel Freedman, Senior Flight Instructor, CFI, CFII
Jeff Cole, Senior Flight Instructor, ATP, CFI, CFII
Anthony Davis, Senior Flight Instructor, CFI, CFII, MEI
Andrew McIrvin, BS, ATP, DPE, chief flight instructor
Lisa Broweleit, program support supervisor
Alex Cater, dispatcher
Shae Parker, dispatcher
Robyn Webb, secretary senior
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.
Aviation Department Fees
The Department of Aviation flight training is a CWU self-support system. The aviation program utilizes a course fee system to provide a package of services to our students for their flight training, FAA examinations, and ground simulation systems. Fees apply to all students equally. All fees are billed directly to student’s accounts. Refund of tuition and fees follow CWU policies as provided in this publication. No refunds of tuition and fees occur after the first 30 days of a course. Self-pay purchases at the airport are not permitted. FAA check ride fees will be charged beyond the first attempt. All courses will be conducted under Part 141 and Part 61. Flight lab fees do not include CWU standard course tuition and fees.
|AVP 101 - Private Pilot Flight Laboratory I (training)
|AVP 102 - Private Pilot Flight Laboratory II (training)
|AVP 103 - Private Pilot Flight Laboratory III (training)
|AVP 201 - Instrument Pilot Flight Laboratory I (training)
|AVP 202 - Instrument Pilot Flight Laboratory II (training)
|AVP 203 - Instrument Pilot Flight Laboratory III (training)
|AVP 304 - Commercial Pilot Flight Laboratory I (training)
|AVP 305 - Commercial Pilot Flight Laboratory II (training)
|AVP 306 - Commercial Pilot Flight Laboratory III (training)
|AVP 401 - Multi-Engine Flight Laboratory
|AVP 402 - Certified Flight Instructor Laboratory
|AVP 142 - Principles of Flight II (for testing services)
|AVP 242 - Instrument Flight II (for testing services)
|AVP 354 - Commercial Pilot (for testing services)
|AVP 448 - Fundamentals of Flight Instruction (for testing services)
|AVP 444 - Multi-Engine FTD, Baron G58 (simulator use)
|AVP 445 - Turboprop FTD, King Air 200 (simulator use)
|AVP 489 - Turbo FTD, CRJ-200 (simulator use)
Central Washington University (CWU) does not contract with any outside entity for any instruction; the Instructors are faculty, adjunct faculty, instructors, temporary instructors, OPS, etc. (not hired through arrangements with a third party such as a pilot school); CWU leases or owns the aircraft; CWU leases or owns the facilities where flight and ground training is conducted; administrative staff are permanent full-time administrators of CWU.
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans.
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/aviation or by contacting the department directly.
ProgramsBachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor
CoursesAviation Management (AVM)Aviation Pilot (AVP)