With its modern flight simulators and relationships with aircraft manufacturers, Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology might be well positioned to help the aviation industry address the shortage of qualified pilots.
Today’s pilots need both traditional flight skills and the ability to manage automated flight systems, according to Purdue Polytechnic’s Mike Suckow, an aviation professor and pilot.
The Able Flight program, which provides people dealing with disabilities the opportunity to learn to fly, is taking place for the 10th consecutive year at Purdue.
Purdue announced an agreement with Frontier Airlines and Airbus to add Airbus A320 passenger jet training to the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology’s professional flight curriculum.
With the addition of a Hawker 900XP full-motion, Level D flight simulator in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology, Purdue is becoming the only university in the nation to offer jet-type training integrated in a bachelor of science degree program.
Ryan Long, a junior in professional flight, shared his experiences attending an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts in Wisconsin.
Students in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology are each receiving a new Electronic Purdue Bag with an iPad, Apple Pencil and Logitech keyboard.
The United States Air Force has partnered with Purdue University to teach cadets in its Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFJROTC) how to fly.
Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology has joined Mesa Airlines as a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Cadet Program partner.
Thomas Carney, a professor of aviation technology, appeared in a United Airlines video series to explain what turbulence is and how it affects air travel.