Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology

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Aviation Management and Career Pilot Technology

A-B Tech and our certified flight-training partner, WNC Aviation, prepare students for a variety of aviation and aviation-related careers with commercial airlines, general aviation, the aerospace industry, the military, or state and federal aviation organizations.

A-B Tech and our certified flight-training partner, WNC Aviation, prepare students for a variety of aviation and aviation-related careers with commercial airlines, general aviation, the aerospace industry, the military, or state and federal aviation organizations.

Learn the fundamentals of flight, aerodynamics, aircraft performance, meteorology, navigation, federal regulations, aviation management, and instrument and commercial ground training. Optional coursework includes flight training or business management training.

Course work includes fundamentals of flight, aerodynamics, aircraft performance, meteorology, navigation, federal regulations, aviation management, and instrument and commercial ground training. Course options include flight training or business management training.

Graduates of the A-B Tech Aviation Career Pilot pathway who hold a commercial pilot certificate (license) are eligible to be hired by Piedmont Airlines and receive up to $25,500 tuition reimbursement. Graduates can qualify for the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (R-ATP) which allows them to become an airline pilot with reduced flight hours. This is the only opportunity of this kind in the Carolinas.

Visit the Bailey Building today on the Asheville campus to learn more or contact the Department at (828) 782-2626 or timothypanderson@abtech.edu. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Programs

Career Opportunities

  • Career Pilot Technology graduates receive a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating and are qualified for jobs as commercial, corporate and military pilots.
  • Aviation Management graduates are prepared for jobs as airport managers, fixed-base operators, flight instructors, flight dispatchers, and more.
  • Post-9/11 G.I. Bill will cover flight costs associated with the instrument rating and commercial pilot certificate (license).
  • Only R-ATP school in North and South Carolina and one of 12 in the Southeast. Our graduates earn a pilot job with fewer hours than any other school in the Carolinas (1,250 hours versus 1,500 hours for all other students across the Carolinas).