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Professional Pilot Program Student Achievement Data

Professional Pilot Option Mission

The mission of the K-State Polytechnic Professional Pilot Program is to provide future aviation leaders a quality aviation education in order to prepare them for careers as aviation professionals.  

Program Learning Objectives

Professional Pilot program graduates should

1. Demonstrate the ability to work on diverse multidisciplinary teams. 

2. Demonstrate a global perspective on sustainable aviation business practices. 

3. Choose ethical courses of action within the operational environment.

4. Demonstrate a lifelong commitment to personal excellence through service and continuing education. 

5. Appraise unsafe operational conditions within the aviation environment. 

6. Communicate effectively, using both written and oral communication skills.

7. Creatively solve technical problems related to the aviation workplace using math and science. 

Program Admission Requirements

Program Admission Requirements

Program Assessment Measures

This matrix identifies an assessment plan where courses are identified for Introducing (I), Practicing (P), and Assessing (A) student learning outcomes.  All outcomes are aligned (university, AABI accreditation, program, course, etc.) in a clear, concise manner in a matrix format.  

Professional Pilot Assessment Matrix

Annual Assessment Reports

2011 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report - AABI Self Study

2016 Annual Report - Assessment Plan Update

2017 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Program Goals

The comprehensive strategic plan for the Professional Pilot program aligns with the K-State 2025 Strategic Action Plan. The assessment plan aligns AABI criterion to the appropriate university themes in the 2025 plan, and illustrates progress on each of the identified goals. 


Graduation Rates

YearTotal Graduates
Summer/Fall 2013-Spring 201419
Summer/Fall 2014-Spring 201524
Summer/Fall 2015-Spring 201634
Summer/Fall 2016-Spring 201724
Summer/Fall 2017-Spring 201825
Summer/Fall 2018-Spring 201926


Graduate Rates and Types of Employment

YearData AvailableEmployedFurthering EducationTypes of Employment

Aerial Mapping Pilot (1)
CFI (2)
Charter Pilot (2)
Second in Command (1)
Patrol Pilot
Title Unreported (2)
UAS Academy Manager (1)
Second Lieutenant Pilot (1)
Student Naval Aviatory (1)
Weather Modification Pilot (1)

2014-2015100%100%0%CFI (5)
Senior Flight Instructor (5)
Pilot (5)
First Officer (4)
Seaplane Flight Instructor (1)
Captain (1)
Survey Pilot (1)
Pipeline Pilot (1)
Second Lieutenant (1)
Pilot First Lieutenant (1)
2015-2016100%97%3%First Officer (9)
CFI (11)
Pilot (4)
Senior Flight Instructor (2)
Naval Flight Officer (1)
2016-201796%100%0%First Officer (4)
Pilot (2)
CFI (8)
Senior Flight Instructor (5)
Sales (1)
Dispatcher (1)
2017-2018 94% 100% 0%First Officer (1)
Flight Instructor (4)
Pilot (8)