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F.I.T. Aviation has an impressive fleet of aircraft that includes Piper Archer TX airplanes equipped with Garmin G1000 glass panel avionics, plus Piper Warriors and Seminoles, Cessna, Cirrus, Citabria and Liberty XL2!
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Choose Florida Tech Over Other Aviation Management Universities
Modern Fleet of Aircraft, First Rate Computer Labs and Desktop Simulators
Studying aviation at Florida Tech affords you the benefits of a larger school (such as world-class faculty members and high-quality course curriculum) in a close-knit academic community offering small class sizes and one-on-one time with professors. Unlike most aviation management universities, you'll form professional relationships with your flight instructors.
Learn from Aviation Experts
The aviation management faculty at Florida Tech is a mixture of experienced pilots and airport design and management experts. Unlike other aviation management universities, our pilot faculty members are experts in at least one other aviation-related field in addition to flight, including aviation law, safety, aviation business management or finance. Other faculty members have their own specialties and experience in areas that include airport consulting, design and management, as well as aviation human factors, meteorology and air traffic control.
Comprehensive High-Tech Facilities
Many aviation management universities simply cannot compete with Florida Tech's facilities. Florida Tech's combination of first-rate computer labs and modern learning tools truly sets the school apart. FIT Aviation, located at the Melbourne International Airport, conducts flight training with the university's modern fleet of aircraft. This towered airport hosts a mix of air carrier and general aviation traffic on its three runways. With eight different instrument approaches, a radar approach control and over 10 airports within a 50-mile radius, it provides an excellent environment for professional flight training – an appealing benefit when looking at aviation management universities.
Skurla Hall includes computer labs for airport design and planning, and the Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) Lab, where aviation students can fly desktop simulators under the supervision of a flight instructor. Skurla Hall is also where aviation majors find the Air Traffic Control Lab.
Gain a Competitive Edge
Florida Tech continues to expand its reputation as one of the country's leading aviation management universities. Aviation management majors are regular competitors in the National Intercollegiate Flight Competition and have won the safety award more than any other competing university.
Aviation management–flight majors are accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International. Additionally, Florida Tech is designated a core team university for the Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for General Aviation. The center focuses its research and testing efforts on safety, accessibility and sustainability to enhance the future of general aviation.
Great Florida Location
With over 300 days of ideal flying weather each year, Melbourne is the perfect choice among aviation management universities to earn an aviation-based degree. Its prime location on Florida's Space Coast puts students amidst a wealth of high-tech companies for internships and research. The campus is near 72 miles of beautiful beaches, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Brevard Zoo, Port Canaveral and Orlando theme parks. Campus life includes many student organizations, and competitive and intramural sports.