Fly a CRJ 700 Simulator
K-State’s aviation program is one of the few in the country that offers students the opportunity to fly in a Canadair Regional Jet, or CRJ, 700 simulator. This device is an identical representation of the airplane made by Bombardier and gives pilots hands-on experience running checklist flows, systems and the avionics package associated with an aircraft of this size. Students also are given various flying scenarios, including working as a crew, and their “trips” are recorded so they can examine and improve each flight.
Location, location, location
No commute is necessary when moving from the classroom to the flightline. Kansas State Polytechnic’s campus is located adjacent to the Salina Regional Airport, providing students a 12,300-foot runway – one of the longest in the country – as their training facility. The property also is home to crosswind and parallel runways.
More than 80% of Kansas State Polytechnic students receive financial assistance, so paying for tuition and flight hours is attainable. In fact, our campus has many gracious supporters of the aviation program who have gifted a variety of scholarships, some specifically to help with flying. We also accept the GI Bill, which, depending on a veteran’s service, could cover the entire cost of education.