Department of Aviation Science

As the founding chair of the Department of Aviation Science at CBU, I would like to thank you for visiting us to learn more about our offerings in aviation science. In fall 2013, we welcomed our inaugural class of 25 students choosing to major in either aviation flight or aviation management. We now have almost 100 students in aviation science and you too can join these students to become part of a fast-growing, nationally competitive collegiate aviation program right here in Southern California. The weather is great and our classes are small! 

You may decide to pursue the aviation flight major, which has three concentrations—commercial airplane pilot, professional airplane pilot, and unmanned aviation systems pilot. You may decide to pursue the aviation management major and become an airport manager, FBO manager or consultant. You may choose to pursue aviation dispatch and play an integral role with the flight crew in maintaining the safety of a flight. 

Regardless of your specific aviation science major, you can pursue your passion for aviation and live your purpose right here at CBU. With extensive aviation industry relationships, including pilot pathway agreements with Ameriflight, CommutAir, Empire Airlines, ExpressJet, GoJet, Mesa, Piedmont Airlines, SkyWest and Trans States Airlines, we excel at educating you to the highest potential and giving you the tools and opportunities you need to succeed in the fast-paced and very rewarding aviation industry.

We have a brand-new fleet of Piper aircraft, allowing us to provide high-quality training in the most advanced glass-cockpit general aviation aircraft. We also have a Boeing 727 and multiple flight simulators. Our Flight Operations Center is a 9,000 square-foot facility located at the Riverside Municipal Airport, containing classrooms, a flight planning room, flight simulators, full kitchen and student lounge. We operate the CBU Flight School, which makes flight training available to anyone who has an interest in learning how to fly at university-level standards. Our faculty, staff and flight instructors are committed Christians who take time to invest in you personally and professionally. You will indeed experience a unique learning environment with us.  

I encourage you to spend some time learning more about us and our programs. We welcome you to visit with us at our Flight Operations Center located at the Riverside Municipal Airport. Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to welcoming you as an aviation science major at CBU!

Dr. Daniel Prather, A.A.E., CAM
Founding Chair and Professor

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