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.
GAO releases “AVIATION WORKFORCE: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots” (February 2014)
UAA Board of Trustees Call for Nominations
Nomination Deadline: Monday, March 31, 2014
The University Aviation Association (UAA) annually elects outstanding members to the governing board of UAA—the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is comprised of the President, President Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer, together with nine Trustees elected by the membership of UAA. The UAA Nominations Committee welcomes nominations from the UAA Membership for the following positions in 2014:
• President Elect
• Corporate Trustee (1)
• Educator Trustees (2)
Please be sure that your nominee is a current member and will accept the nomination before nominating. The Committee accepts self-nominations.
Include the following information for the nominee:
• Position (President Elect, Secretary, Corporate Trustee, Educator Trustee)
• Name, Title, and Affiliation
• Contact Information
• Brief Biography or Curriculum Vitae
Submit a nomination letter (or email) to:
Dr. José R. Ruiz, Chair
UAA Nominations Committee
1545 North Airport Road
Murphysboro, IL 62966
The nominations will be considered by the Nominations Committee when developing the slate to be presented to the UAA Board of Trustees. Election results will be announced at the UAA Fall Education Conference in Daytona Beach, October 8-10, 2014.
Call for Awards Nominations
Nominations are now 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 the Membership>Awards Program link. Please note that all nominees except for the Lauber Safety Award must be actively involved UAA members in good standing
Nominations 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 email@example.com
Awards Nomination Deadline: May 31, 2014.
Call for Workshop and Education Session Presenters
University Aviation Association Fall Education Conference
October 8-10, 2014
Daytona Beach, Florida USA
"CATCHING THE WAVE: New Challenges for Collegiate Aviation"
Collegiate education plays a vital role in the aviation industry—a role that is becoming increasingly important as the entire industry faces unprecedented challenges. We are obligated to seek solutions to these challenges while strengthening collegiate aviation education programs.
The Meeting Planning Committee invites proposals for the Education Sessions to be presented on Friday, October 10, at the 2014 Conference. The Conference offers the ideal opportunity to gain exposure to innovative, groundbreaking programs and partnerships, and to share best practices with leading educators and industry representatives. Proposals must relate to the Conference theme—CATCHING THE WAVE: New Challenges for Collegiate Aviation
. UAA requests proposals representing all segments of the industry: air traffic control, flight, maintenance, management, operations, etc. The allotted time for each session is one hour, 30 minutes.
Submit proposals in the form of a 200-word description of the proposed Education Session, along with the names and contact information for the presenters, via e-mail to Dr. Steven Anderson, UAA Meeting Planning Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, March 14, 2014
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
The Professional Development Committee invites proposals for two Professional Development Workshops to be delivered on Wednesday, October 8, at the UAA Fall Education Conference.
The Workshops, which are two hours in length, provide an exceptional opportunity to share your unique expertise with colleagues. Past workshops have addressed institutional fundraising, writing for publication, grant writing, preparing tenure and promotion portfolios, aircraft acquisition planning, developing learning objectives and test items, and safety management systems, to name a few.
Please submit a 100 - 200 word workshop proposal to Professor John Young, UAA Professional Development Committee Chair, email@example.com
, no later than Friday, March 14, 2014
. Be sure to include the name(s) of the presenter(s) and contact information.
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:
Management and Program Analyst
Federal Aviation Administration
Flight Standards Service
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
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
Ask a Question
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
), who will contact you regarding placement.
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2014 UAA FALL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Daytona Beach, Florida USA
"CATCHING THE WAVE:
New Challenges for Collegiate Aviation"
Frank G. Brewer Trophy
National Coalition for Aviation &