Why study aviation flight at CBU?
Fly hundreds of hours
Generally, students can expect to graduate from CBU’s aviation flight program as a
professional pilot with around 200–230 total hours of flight time. Flight training
costs are in addition to CBU tuition and fees, but scholarships are sometimes available.
In fall 2017, we gave $50,000 in aviation scholarships.
Study at an airport
We currently have a brand-new fleet of Piper aircraft, a 9,000 square-foot Flight
Operations Center with classrooms, flight planning room, flight simulators, full kitchen
and student lounge. Riverside Municipal Airport offers a safe flight training environment,
with two paved runways, and is less than three miles from the CBU campus.
Become a pilot
Partnerships with regional airlines have allowed us to form the airline bridge program,
which provides students with guaranteed interviews and potential conditional job offers
prior to graduation. Graduates of the aviation flight major will have the knowledge
and skills to obtain the certifications and licenses they need to fly single-engine
and multi-engine aircraft for hire. Some of our alumni have gone on to jobs at the
Long Beach Airport, the FAA, and as flight instructors in CBU’s own Flight School.
Often, graduates teach flight for several years while they build hours to earn their