Professional Pilot Program Mission

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

Program Learning Goals

View the professional pilot program learning goals (PDF).

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 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 (pdf)

Annual Assessment Reports

2011 Annual Report (pdf)
2012 Annual Report (pdf)
2013 Annual Report (pdf)
2014 Annual Report (pdf)
2015 Annual Report - AABI Self-Study
2016 Annual Report - Assessment Plan Update
2017 Annual Report (pdf)
2018 Annual Report (pdf)
Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Annual Report (pdf)

Program Goals

The goal of the program is to produce highly educated and skilled graduates who are prepared to immediately succeed in higher education, air carrier, corporate, military or instructional environments.

Graduation Rates

Year Total Graduates
Summer/Fall 2013-Spring 2014 19
Summer/Fall 2014-Spring 2015 24
Summer/Fall 2015-Spring 2016 34
Summer/Fall 2016-Spring 2017 24
Summer/Fall 2017-Spring 2018 25
Summer/Fall 2018-Spring 2019 26

Graduation Rates and Types of Employment

Year Data Available Employed Furthering Education Types of Employment
2013-2014 93% 100% 0% 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)
2014-2015 100% 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)
2015-2016 100% 97% 3% First Officer (9)
CFI (11)
Pilot (4)
Senior Flight Instructor (2)
Naval Flight Officer (1)
2016-2017 96% 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)