Welcome to the University Aviation Association

The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of aviation.
Today, UAA has more than 525 members, including 105 accredited colleges and universities. The organization and its members are poised to meet the ever-changing needs of the aviation industry and address the challenges of the 21st century.


Application Period for CAE SimuFlite Scholarship Extended to May 5

The application period for the has been extended to May 5, for the CAE SimuFlite Scholarship. Please pass the word!


CAE SimuFlite, a Dallas-based aviation training corporation, will award six corporate aircraft training scholarships in 2014. CAE SimuFlite is offering scholarships for type ratings for three crews of two in three separate aircraft (two scholarships each): The CJ3, the Citation Sovereign, and the Embraer Legacy 600. These scholarships will be awarded to students or recent graduates of University Aviation Association member institutions. The aims of the scholarship are to:


1. Provide additional industry-based training opportunities for university aviation students and,
2. To broaden the awareness of corporate aviation career paths among university aviation students.


The scholarship will include Citation initial training resulting in a type rating upon successful completion of the course. The applicant is responsible for all travel and housing related costs.



Call for Awards Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the Wheatley, Laursen, and Sorenson professional educator awards, the Estridge industry representative award, and the Lauber Safety Award for 2014. Details regarding the awards, including submission guidelines and nomination form, can be found under Membership>Awards Program. Please note that all nominees except for the Lauber Safety Award must be actively involved UAA members in good standing.

Nomination and questions regarding the UAA Awards should be sent to the UAA Awards Committee Chair: Dr. Mary Niemczyk , Arizona State University Aviation Programs, 7442 E Tillman Blvd Mesa, AZ 85212 or mary.niemczyk@asu.edu.

Awards Nomination Deadline: May 31, 2014


UAA Responds to FAA Policy Change on FAA Approved Training Devices

Download the document from the UAA News Page.

GAO releases “AVIATION WORKFORCE: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots” (February 2014)


FAA Final Ruling Creates New Certification and Qualification Requirements
The FAA Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations final rule, which  creates new certification and qualification requirements for pilots in air carrier operations, was published in the Federal Register and became effective July 15, 2013. For clarification regarding the FAA final Rule, contact:
Barbara Adams
Management and Program Analyst
Federal Aviation Administration
Flight Standards Service
(202) 385-4286
FAA Notice 8900.225 outlines the regulatory and guidance changes related to the Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations final rule. It includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions beginning on page 13 of the document.

UAA has created an FAA Final Rule Forum to enable encourage member discussion of the Final Rule and its implications. In addition to the preceding link, members can find the forum as a dropdown of the Members Only navigation item at the top of this page. (You must be logged in to use either method of access.)

The following are provided for information purposes only, and may not be all-inclusive. Please check www.faa.gov for addenda.

Correction (44873–44874 [2013–17811]) to the “Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations” Final Rule


Study of Airline Pilot Labor Supply Released

In the Summer of 2012, the industry formed a stakeholders group which sought to analyze the current state of the airline pilot labor supply. From this stakeholders group, a subgroup of collegiate aviation researchers formed and endeavored to help provide a scientific foundation to this process. This study, just released, is available at the link below.

An Investigation of the United States Airline Pilot Supply

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UAA Web Site Frequently Asked Questions

How do I log in?

Your first time logging in, click the blue "Sign In" button in the upper right of your screen. (This will take you to the Sign-In Screen.) Click the "Forgot Password" link. (That step is essential.) You will be taken to a page on which to create a password. You'll be prompted for your "Username," which is simply your e-mail address. Use the password you created and your e-mail address to log in thereafter. (You can change your password at any time.)

Why can't I use my existing password?
You definitely can, but on your first log-in, you will need to go through the process above ("How do I log in?"). Since this is an entirely new Web site (instead of just a face lift for the old one), the site doesn't yet have a record of your existing password. When asked to create a new password, just enter your old one, so that the new Web site can have a record of it for your future log-ins. 

How do I renew my membership online?
After you are logged in, hover your cursor over the Members Only button in the navigation bar at the top of the page, and click the My Profile dropdown. This will reveal your personal My Profile page that contains the option to renew your membership. You can also see your past payments, renewals, etc. by clicking the Transactions tab on that page. 

How do I apply for a scholarship?
Click the Scholarships button at the top of the page. Each scholarship listed will have a description or link that tells you how to apply for that scholarship.

Where is the Fall Conference information?
Hover your cursor over the Events button. A Fall Conference dropdown will appear, and a link to the upcoming conference will fly out to the side.

How do I print out a list of UAA members?
You can do that from the Members Only Resources page, under "Members Only." You will see a row of tabs labeled with the different member types. The member information appears as a table with a row of icons above it (PDF, Word, Excel, and more). Choose the icon that corresponds to the format in which you would like to print or save the member list. (Note: The trade-off for this versatility of format is that you may have to do a little tweaking to your Word or Excel files before printing.)

Where are the committee rosters?
Click on the "Reference" link of the Members Only Resources page. This will take you to a page that contains not only the Rosters, but other committee and membership forms and documents, such as the UAA Bylaws, the Application for Committee Membership, blank forms for creating Committee Annual Reports, and Sign-In Sheets for committee meetings.

How do I post a job opening on this site?
Please e-mail your position announcement in MS Word format to Mary Chandler (mary.chandler@uaa.aero), who will contact you regarding placement.

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