NEWS & updates
MY SUMMER EXPERIENCE: TRAVIS ROBERTSON | AUGUST 31, 2014
BOWLING GREEN, O. - During this past summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to work at a charter jet company called Majestic Jet, located in Pompano Beach, Fla. Throughout the summer I was able to learn what really went into running a flight company by getting hands on experience.
BGSU, BG FLIGHT CENTER BREAK GROUND ON NEW FACILITY | JUNE 26, 2014
BOWLING GREEN, O. - The Bowling Green State University aviation program and Bowling Green Flight Center started the next expansion phase this morning (June 26) with the official groundbreaking for a 16,800 square-foot facility.
BGSU AND UT ANNOUCE AVIATION PARTNERSHIP | MARCH 31, 2014
BOWLING GREEN, O. - Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and The University of Toledo (UT) have announced a new collaboration designed to help meet the aviation industry’s growing worldwide demand for pilots, airport administrators and other aviation practitioners. The two universities have signed a letter of agreement to develop the Northwest Ohio Aviation Education Consortium.
BGSU PRIVATIZES FLIGHT SCHOOL OPERATIONS | MARCH 5, 2014
BOWLING GREEN, O. — A new partnership has taken flight at Bowling Green State University. The University is finalizing arrangements this week to allow North Star Aviation Inc. (NSA) to provide flight instruction for the aviation program.
The Sky's the Limit
Aviation at BGSU is the best program for students with a passion for flying or the aviation industry. With three specializations to choose from - Aviation Management and Operations, Aviation Engineering Technology, and Flight Technology and Operations - course work offers a combination of theory and hands-on experience complemented by a core of business and liberal arts classes that position you for success.
High Job Demand
"After nearly a four-year drought of job openings, the airline industry is on the brink of what's predicted to be the biggest surge in pilot hiring in history. Aircraft maker Boeing has forecast a need for 466,650 more commercial pilots by 2029 — an average of 23,300 new pilots a year. Nearly 40% of the openings will be to meet the soaring travel market in the Asia-Pacific region, Boeing predicts, but more than 97,000 will be in North America." - USA Today
Real World Experience
Combining classroom and hands-on learning, BGSU Aviation emphasizes practical experience including semester-long, paid cooperative education work assignments. Graduates gain related work experience and many secure their first permanent job with a co-op employer.