Are you looking for a thrilling career with plenty of variety? Then our Aviation and Airport Management program may be a great fit for you. Whether you choose to work as a flight instructor, corporate pilot, airport manager, aviation salesperson or airline pilot, you'll establish the skills, knowledge and credentials needed to succeed right here at Iowa Lakes.
As the first college in the nation to secure a Cirrus SR20 airplane for student education, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver hands-on training for our aviation students. In our program, you'll gain on-the-job experience and learn the skills you need to obtain a private and commercial pilot license. Upon completion of the program, you'll also be able to earn an instrument rating, certified flight instructor rating, instrument light instructor rating or a multi-engine rating.
With a demand for pilots on the rise, there is a substantial need for new pilots to enter the workforce each year. Whether you choose to seek employment upon graduation or transfer to a four-year college, you'll be preparing for a career field that is only expected to grow.
ESTIMATED FLIGHT FEES*†
Freshmen: Fall semester AVI-180 $6,275.00
Spring semester AVI-245 $15,600.00
Total $21,875.00 *
Sophomores: Fall semester AVI-246 $8,570.00
Spring semester AVI- 350 $2,775.00
Total $18,245.00 *
*The listed fees include all flight and ground training, based on the average time required by recent graduates, to
complete all of our FAA approved flight training programs and receive their pilot certifications.
† All aviation flight fees are subject to change. The listed fees include flight and ground instruction based on FAA
approved flight training syllabi. These training times are minimum FAA training requirements. Actual training cost
may be slightly higher. All aviation flight fees are subject to change.
Aviation / Airport Management Program Outcomes
- Assess the safety of an aircraft.
- Perform a pre-flight inspection.
- Adapt to changing weather conditions.
- Plan a cross country flight.
- Conduct a cross country flight.
- Predict aircraft performance based on existing conditions.
- Master control of the aircraft with success of the flight never in doubt.
- Pass the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration tests.
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