Earn a B.S. in Aviation & Become an FAA Certified Commercial Pilot
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Aviation
In the Fall of 2013, the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), in conjunction with Maine Instrument Flight, introduced a new four-year bachelor’s degree program. The new course of study allows students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in aviation and obtain their commercial pilot certificate, instrument & multi-engine ratings, and become a flight instructor. Click here for more information.
Because of UMA’s low public tuition rates, our BS in Aviation is significantly less expensive than comparable programs. Plus, financial aid is available to most students to help offset the costs. Maine Instrument Flight is also a V.A. approved FAA Part 141 flight school for all flight training programs, excluding the Private Pilot Course; so, if you’ve served in the armed forces, your military education benefits may pay 100% of your tuition and fees. Note: The VA will not pay for Private Pilot training.
In an effort to further reduce flight training costs, the University of Maine at Augusta has purchased a Red Bird FMX Full Motion Flight Simulator and integrated it into the curriculum. Students will benefit by using the simulator as a part of their training in many ways including being able to simulate a variety of tasks, malfunctions, and maneuvers that will greatly enhance their overall training experience.