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Aviation Flight Management, B.Sc.

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Your flight training begins your first week at Lewis. No waiting. Your two-hour flight block three times a week with your flight instructor will expedite the process to earn your wings. Plus, unlike many universities, Lewis gives you academic credit for any FAA pilot certificates or ratings you have already earned to accelerate your flying career.

Certified by the FAA under both Federal Aviation Regulations part 61 and 141, Lewis' flight program provides a wide range of training and certification - meaning you can complete your training in less time and for less money. 

You will not only learn the intricate skill of flying, but build a strong background in aerodynamics, propulsion systems, aircraft systems and aircraft performance, preparing you to successfully pass the written, oral and practical examinations required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to receive your pilot license and ratings.

Career options:

By the time you graduate The Aviation Flight Management program from Lewis University, you will be qualified for a career as a professional pilot, flight engineer, flight operations manager or aviation safety inspector for the FAA, having earned your:

  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot Certificates for Single and Multi-Engine Airplanes
  • Flight Instructor Airplane Certification
  • Flight Instructor Instrument Certification

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Private Pilot Ground
  • Visual Aircraft Recognition
  • Aviation Regulations
  • Instrument Pilot Ground School
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Aircraft Maintenance for Pilots
  • Professional Development for Aviators
  • Crew Resource Management
  • Air Traffic Control Systems
  • Advanced Aircraft Systems

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official high school transcript or GED score
  • ACT or SAT test results
  • $40 application fee
  • Although not required, Lewis encourages students to submit a personal statement or letters of recommendation to improve their admission possibilities.
International undergraduate applicants:
  • Undergraduate Application
  • Secondary School score report and graduation certificate
  • English Test Score Report (see more information below)
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

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    33270 USD/year
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    33270 USD/year
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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