News • August 03, 2018

CBU aviation science alumnus lands a job as a pilot

CBU aviation science graduates land jobs as pilots

Riverside, Calif. (July 31, 2018) – Kyle LeVesque (’16), an alumnus from the aviation science program at California Baptist University is spreading his wings this summer, training to become a professional pilot.

LeVesque (’16), a former CBU flight instructor, landed a job with ExpressJet. 

LeVesque currently is undergoing training with an Embraer 145 twin jet engine aircraft for ExpressJet, a regional airline carrier. If all goes according to plan, he will transition to a first officer pilot position in September. LeVesque had received a conditional job offer in February 2016. The CBU Aviation science program has several conditional job arrangements with carriers such as ExpressJet.

LeVesque said he attended CBU because he wanted to be a part of a program that was growing.

“A lot of what I learned at CBU—from the industry concepts, the morals and the ethics—along with caring teachers, faculty and staff and fellow students, helped to build a strong foundation,” LeVesque said. “Coming to ExpressJet, I felt I was definitely prepared knowledge-wise above and beyond to make it through successfully.”

Dr. John Marselus, chair of aviation science at CBU, said it is an excellent time to seek a career in the aviation field.

“The demand is great in all aspects of aviation,” Marselus said. “It is the perfect time to begin a career in aviation and CBU has the team to prepare women and men to be professionals wherever the Lord may be leading them.”

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