Interested in SUU Aviation?

Become a pilot or aircraft technician with SUU’s College of Aerospace Sciences and Technology. Demand for pilots and technicians has grown rapidly, and is predicted to grow even more over the next 18 years according to recent studies by Boeing and Airbus. Well over 90% of our graduates have jobs after they complete their training.

Facts About The Program:

  • SUU is the highest altitude university flight school in the country
  • SUU trains 10% of all new helicopter pilots in the world every year
  • SUU has one of the most up-to-date aviation maintenance training programs in the world
  • SUU’s airplane training fleet is mostly made of the Cirrus SR20, the safest single engine aircraft in the world.
  • SUU runs the largest university helicopter training fleet in the world.

Flight Footage and Videos About SUU Aviation

Degree Options

  • Applied Associate in Aviation
  • There are many bachelor's degrees offered at SUU that will enhance your aviation goal: Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS), Bachelor's Degree in General Studies (BSGS), Bachelor of Aviation Science.


"This has been the best career choice I have ever made" -Brandon Osborn

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Flight Students, You'll Earn These Pilot Licenses and Ratings

  • Private Pilot
  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument

Maintenance Students, You'll Earn These Licenses

  • Airframe
  • Powerplant

Fixed Wing Students, You'll Also Be Able To Earn

  • Multi-Engine Rating (Starting for Spring 2020 enrollment)
  • Tail-Wheel endorsement 

Notice: For students using veteran's educational benefits please be aware that aviation degree options may be subject to VA restrictions. Veterans are encouraged to discuss any restrictions with the SUU Veteran Center.