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  • New Bowling Green Flight Center training facility ready for takeoff Jun 23, 2022 7:46 PM Representing a key public-private partnership, the Bowling Green Flight Center will help prepare BGSU graduates to meet aviation industry needs.

  • BGSU trustees celebrate flight center expansion, adopt operating budgets at June meeting Jun 23, 2022 4:47 PM More than $5 million investment doubles the center's flight operations, classroom and office space.

  • $5 million investment to transform BG Flight Center Dec 2, 2021 10:00 AM The BGSU Aviation program is on the rise, with a $5 million investment in new aircraft, state-of-the-art flight simulators and expansion of the BG Flight Center.

  • Recent BGSU aviation alumnus selected for new Civil Path to Wings initiative Oct 15, 2021 2:05 PM Tanner Mackall ’21, second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, credits BGSU for significant flight experience he gained as a civilian.

  • Military students, veterans find success in the classroom at BGSU May 7, 2021 10:53 AM Five military and veteran students obtain bachelor’s degrees this spring from BGSU while the Office of Nontraditional and Military Student Services is there to help guide them.

  • Afi A-Alkebu-Lan ready to take off with aviation degree from BGSU Apr 22, 2021 10:58 AM Afi A-Alkebu-Lan, a PLA Scholar from Detroit, is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in aviation technology from BGSU’s College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.

  • New heights: BGSU aviation program receives prestigious AABI accreditation Mar 24, 2021 8:55 AM AABI accreditation is the highest level of recognition possible for a collegiate aviation program, marking a significant moment in the University's more than 40-year history in training students for careers in the aviation industry

  • A Falcon born to fly: BGSU aviation student Robby Quinn goes viral Mar 18, 2021 4:24 PM BGSU aviation student Robby Quinn gives back to his hometown with food deliveries to and from the mainland.

  • Flight training resumes at Bowling Green Flight Center May 19, 2020 1:44 PM The Bowling Green Flight Center will resume flight training for Bowling Green State University aviation students with additional safety measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New procedures and protocols include increased cleaning and disinfecting of the facilities and aircraft and the use of face masks.

  • BGSU aviation major Noah Pyle selected for American Airlines aviation internship Feb 21, 2020 3:01 PM Bowling Green State University aviation major Noah Pyle was selected for an internship with American Airlines at the company’s world headquarters in Dallas for Spring 2020. The internship, which began in January, is a six-month hands-on learning experience. As a flight operations Intern, Pyle’s work is geared toward pilots in training.

  • Meet students who have committed early to the Class of 2024 Jan 6, 2020 2:37 PM Get to know some of the earliest members of Bowling Green State University’s Class of 2024. These high school seniors are already committed to BGSU and are excited to officially become Falcons in the Fall of 2020. Learn why they decided to call BGSU home.

  • Class of 2018 Success Stories: BGSU networking event freshmen year leads to full-time job with Honda freshmen year leads to full-time job with Honda Dec 14, 2018 12:00 PM Bowling Green State University College of Business graduate Ameera Venkataraman credits a networking event during her freshman year with landing two internships and, ultimately, a full-time job with Honda after graduation. She will start as a buyer, negotiating contracts for future commodities, meeting with suppliers and mitigating crisis management.

  • BGSU business student wins prestigious leadership award Oct 5, 2018 3:04 PM Every year, the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) chooses one student to receive its prestigious Student Voluntary Service Award. Of more than 6,000 applicants in supply chain and operations management nationwide, the 2018 recipient is Bowling Green State University’s Greg Wobser.

  • BGSU board extends partnerships for regional growth, development May 4, 2018 4:00 PM As part of its commitment to contributing to regional growth, the BGSU trustees approved joint-use agreements for partnerships supporting community and student needs and regional growth, involving aviation studies, Cedar Fair, Perrysburg Heights Community Center and the Wood County Committee on Aging.

  • Home football game academic recognition Jan 3, 2018 2:00 PM Two of our academic programs were featured at home football games this past fall: Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Aviation.

  • Mills named to Ohio Aviation Association board Dec 15, 2017 11:57 AM Dr. Russell W. Mills, an associate professor of aviation studies and political science, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Ohio Aviation Association, the association announced Dec. 13. The organization is the voice of aviation in Ohio and serves to advocate for all the Ohio airports.

  • Flight Team Soars Dec 4, 2017 8:26 AM The BGSU Flight Team recently earned the Safety Award and made it into the top 10 in five out of nine events at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference Region III competition. The team also had eight top 10 finishers.

  • Flying Falcon Nov 19, 2017 12:15 AM When Logan Riley entered Bowling Green State University’s aviation program as a freshman in August, he had something that most of his classmates did not. He was already a licensed pilot.

  • Toledo Public Schools, BGSU develop pathway for students to earn transfer credits Oct 26, 2017 2:30 PM Toledo Public Schools and BGSU have developed a pathway for TPS aerospace students to earn transfer credits to the University. The partnership will provide a seamless pathway between the Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo and associate and bachelor’s degree programs at BGSU.

  • Class of 2017 Success Stories: Taking flight in BGSU’s aviation program Aug 7, 2017 12:15 AM Samantha Hannon just graduated from BGSU as an aviation management and operation major but has been working in her career field since December. She is a customer service representative at Million Air Orlando and is responsible for making sure the day-to-day operations of the airline’s fixed-base operator run smoothly.

  • BGSU study aims to help communities, airports attract air service Jul 5, 2017 1:53 PM A new Bowling Green State University study aims to provide information and guidance to help communities and even major airports get and keep passenger routes. The project will develop research into the use of incentives by airports and communities to attract and retain air service.

  • Connecting flight Nov 28, 2016 7:00 AM Aviation student Carson Blaisdell has many reasons to attend BGSU. They include a “family-like environment,” small class sizes, a brand new fleet of aircraft, an on-campus airport and a family connection to Amelia Earhart. Blaisdell’s great-great aunt was friends with Earhart, and family artifacts prove it.

  • Flying high Nov 7, 2016 7:00 AM Aviation student Bryan Bills was honored earlier this year at the Military Appreciation football game. During the presentation, Bills shared a football signed by Ohio National Guard soldiers while in Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan and Afghanistan. The football was part of a care package sent to Bills while he was deployed in Afghanistan.

  • Fall flight competition Oct 17, 2016 7:00 AM You might have noticed that campus was abuzz last week even though it was Fall Break. That’s because the Falcon Flight Team was one of five schools participating in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) Region III competition at the BG Flight Center and Wood County Airport.

  • Alexander Heckman at Nextant Aerospace and Constant Aviation Sep 5, 2016 7:00 AM This summer I had the immense pleasure of interning at not one, but two private aviation sister companies. I am not a fool, I know many students across the country would do almost anything to secure an internship in their desired field at one organization’s corporate headquarters, let alone two. Allow me to add a bit of context as to how I was able to have this opportunity.

  • International destination Jun 20, 2016 7:00 AM Abdoulie Jaiteh discovered Bowling Green State University through a simple internet search. That may be how Jaiteh, Class of 2017, arrived at Bowling Green from Gambia, Africa, but the individual attention he’s received from faculty and many leadership opportunities on campus are what has kept him at BGSU.

  • Air Superiority Jun 6, 2016 7:00 AM The Bowling Green Flight Center added five new aircraft, all Piper Warriors, for BGSU Aviation students to pilot. Three of the Warriors are brand-new models purchased directly from the manufacturer, Piper Aircraft. The BG Flight Center also purchased a 2006 model and a 2002 model and completely refurbished them from tip to tail.

  • Falcon Fighter Pilot Jan 11, 2016 7:00 AM Becky Ohm ‘95 and her husband own a coffee shop within a 15-minute car ride north of Bowling Green State University’s campus, but it’s within a “blink of an eye” when flying in an F-16 Falcon. Ohm should know, she was a fighter pilot for 14 years.

  • My Summer Experience: Travis Robertson Sep 1, 2014 7:00 AM 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.

  • Taking Flight Mar 24, 2014 6:30 AM The community has had its first look at a fleet of planes and an architectural rendering of a new flight center that are part of a partnership for flight training at Bowling Green State University. The enterprise will provide greater opportunities for students, along with helping fill the world’s growing need for trained pilots and other employees in the aviation industry.

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Updated: 06/25/2021 12:12PM