Graduates of K-State’s professional pilot bachelor’s degree option are qualified commercial pilots equipped to enter corporate aviation, charter flying, regional airlines, aviation management, aviation education and other fields. The flight training program is FAR 141 approved. The approval allows students to meet the commercial instrument minimum flight-hour requirement in 190 hours instead of 250 hours. Flight training is conducted in Cessna 172s, Beechcraft Bonanzas, Beechcraft Barons and a Beechcraft C-90 King Air. Both standard and full graphics simulators are used for additional training benefit. The lab times reflected in the pilot courses are minimum times. Significant time commitment is necessary for labs and flight training. Students must possess a current medical certificate issued by an aviation medical examiner prior to starting flight training.
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