Get Involved

Joining an organization is a great way to get involved and develop your character and skills as an Aviation student! The following organizations are housed within the BGSU Aviation program. Click on each tab to learn more. Contact information is listed at the bottom of each.

The Falcon Flight Team  

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BGSU Aviation now has a Flight Team! BGSU's Flight team mission and goal is to promote all aspects of aviation excellence including safety, skill development, education, and career opportunities through competition.

Flight Team Officers

President

Ben Dodge
bddodge@bgsu.edu

Treasurer

Aaron Berg
berga@bgsu.edu

Faculty Advisor

Catherine Smith
cesmith@bgsu.edu

Vice President

Matthew Bishoff
mdbisch@bgsu.edu

Social Media Chair

Kyle Mahar
mahark@bgsu.edu

Coach

Ethan Beegle
ebeegle@bgsu.edu

Secretary

Aden Johnson
adenj@bgsu.edu

Safety Officer

Hudson Pendleton
phudson@bgsu.edu

Coach

Rebecca Knieriemen
warners@bgsu.edu

If you are interested in joining The Falcon Flight Team, or would like more information about the organization, please contact the President.

Aviation Ambassadors  

The Aviation Ambassadors was formed Fall of 2015. This group of engaged Aviation Students assists with Preview Days, President Day, STEM Day and other recruitment activities on BGSU's campus, as well as off campus activities such as college fairs and air shows. These students are from all specializations FTO and AMO. Ambassadors meet on a monthly basis. The Aviation Ambassadors act as a focus group and are spokespersons for our students to the University and the Flight Center. They encourage and seek to make connections with all our aviation students.

We are always looking for new members. Please contact the President of Aviation Ambassadors for more information.

Officers

President

Payton Hilling
paytonh@bgsu.edu

Communications Chair

Olivia Thornton    
othornt@bgsu.edu

Vice President

Caleb Soska
csoska@bgsu.edu

Advisor

Bryan Combs
combsb@bgsu.edu

Tours & Visits Chair

Ben Dodge
bddodge@bgsu.edu

AHP

From left: Carson Blaisdell, Nathaniel Charter-Harris, Joey Spaulding, Abby Thomas, Jessica Schieberl

Alpha Eta Rho (Beta Gamma Chapter)

Founded on April 10, 1929 at the University of Southern California, Alpha Eta Rho (AHP) is the oldest professional aviation fraternity in history. Since 1929, AHP has granted charters to more than 140 chapters at the most prestigious aviation colleges and universities. Currently, Alpha Eta Rho recognizes over 60 active chapters in the United States and throughout the world.

Membership in Alpha Eta Rho is open to all collegiate men and women who have a strong interest in, or who are currently seeking careers in any field within the aviation and aerospace industries. As a professional fraternity, AHP strives to maintain and promote the highest moral standards and steadfastly affirms its membership to all, not dependent upon race, religion, nationality, or sex.

Comprised of over 50,000 alumni, Alpha Eta Rho seeks to instill in the public mind a confidence in aviation and its safety. AHP strives to promote contact between the students of aviation and those engaged in the profession, while constantly improving aviation education and research in the field.

Alpha Eta Rho is a non-profit volunteer organization working to enhance the quality of life of aviation students and strengthen the bonds that exist within the aviation community. The fraternal bond cultivated by Alpha Eta Rho fosters a professional and social atmosphere that not only enhances the collegiate aviation experience, but also builds friendships and networking that will last a lifetime.

"We all love planes and anything related to flying. We are small, but do what we can to help the campus and community and have fun. One event we have done was Stem in the Park at the Perry Field House for kids. Having fun with aviation is our main focus. We all want to learn more and have fun. So far, we have toured the USAF Museum in Dayton and met up with OSU’s AHP Chapter. AHP also does other events including Trapped Toledo or having dinner/game nights. Plans for the future include touring Toledo’s airport, more museum trips, meeting up with other chapters, and more."

Officers

Samuel Wilson

President
siwilso@bgsu.edu

Aaron Holmes

Historian
aaronlh@bgsu.edu

Jenna Keeney

Vice President
jkeeney@bgsu.edu

Warren Riffle

Secretary
wriffle@bgsu.edu

Connor Borowitz

Treasurer
cborowi@bgsu.edu

Tyler Lanning

Pledgemaster
tylerdl@bgsu.edu

How to join

If you are interested in joining Alpha Eta Rho, or would like more information about the organization, please contact the president, Sam Wilson, at siwilso@bgsu.edu

Women in Aviation: Bowling Green Chapter

Women in Aviation Officers 2020

The purpose of the Bowling Green Chapter is to promote encourage, network and foster communication while raising awareness of the females in the aviation industry.

Our Mission Statements are to:

  • Foster, promote and engage in aviation education, particularly as it relates to women in aviation.
  • Cultivate, foster and promote interest and understanding among the public in the accomplishments and contributions of women to the aviation industry.
  • Promote, encourage and facilitate membership in WAI and Chapter.
  • Support and promote the mission, vision, goals and objectives of Women in Aviation International

Who can join?

This organization is open to absolutely anyone! If interested they can contact Emma Johnson at emmaj@bgsu.edu.

Executive Board

Emma Johnson

President

Belle Young

Treasurer

Katie Conley

Missions/Outreach Chair

Divinity Price

Vice President

Audrey Rice

Secretary

Paige Billetz

Faculty Advisor

Updated: 05/03/2022 10:24AM