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.




ANNOUNCEMENT: The CaRi is Now Open-Source


The Collegiate Aviation Review - International, Winter 2017 is now available free to members and nonmembers. The CaRi is the official peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the University Aviation Association.



Statement from the University Aviation Association Regarding Recent Veterans Administration (VA) Actions to Rescind VA Certification of Flight Training Programs in the U.S.


"The inconsistent review of approvals and now possible loss of VA certification for IHL flight training programs has placed veterans enrolled in these programs in a position of losing funding for their Flight Degrees. This is occurring at a critical time in which airlines are experiencing a sever labor shortage. Furthermore, these institutions are concerned about future enrollments and viability of flight education programs for veterans."


Full Statement . . .


Join us in sunny
Riverside, California, for the 70th Annual Collegiate Aviation Conference and Expo, September 13-15, 2017! The event will take place in the Riverside Convention Center, and will be hosted by California Baptist University.   




UAA Comes to Android

The free UAA app is now available for download from the Google Play Store. Look for the UAA icon. Install the app on your Android tablet or phone and let us know what you think,
at uaamail@uaa.aero, subject line: App.

Watch for ongoing updates, and for iPhone and iPad users, a version just for you will be released in the near future.  




The UAA "Collegiate Aviation Guide" is Now Online!


The UAA 2016 Collegiate Aviation Guide (CAG) is now available online. The Guide is a directory of education departments in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada that offer academic degrees and/or majors in aviation. 

The intent of the Guide is to serve as a reference to prospective undergraduate and graduate students, as well as educators, and industry and government personnel. For high school students and parents in search of a college or university, we suggest using the Guide as an initial screening device to identify those institutions and locales that are appropriate for the student’s educational goals and individual needs.


The printed version of the Guide will be available for purchase from the UAA Bookstore beginning Monday, May 16, 2016.


UAA Issues Major Policy Statements

The Association has issued policy statements regarding the following important issues:



AFMAP Aviation Faculty Mentoring and Assistance Program Gains Altitude


Aviation programs at universities often have faculty who join the professoriate after several years of work in industry with limited knowledge of the essentials for professional success as university professors.


With increased reliance on university aviation programs as the main source of aviation workers with specialized knowledge, such as pilots or maintenance and operations management personnel, it is critical to establish a system that will help develop aviation faculty.

With the approval of the UAA Board of Trustees, the proposed Aviation Faculty Mentoring and Assistance Program (AFMAP) has been launched with an e-mail poll to UAA’s membership. Form and further information . . .



Curriculum Committee Developing Spreadsheet of Institutional Member Curricula, Plans of Study

The UAA Curriculum Committee is in the process of developing an online document that provides links to aviation-related curricula and plans of study of member institutions. This document will allow rapid and simplified access to curricular documents that are already available publicly, and will be expanded as additional institutions make their information available online. (Sign in, then choose Committees from the menus above. Select Curriculum Committee from the list presented.) 



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.


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.


UAA Web Site Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign 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.)

How do I post a job opening?
Please e-mail your position announcement in MS Word format to David McAlister (david.mcalister@uaa.aero), who will contact you regarding placement.







2017 UAA 
Fall Education Conference

September 13-15

Riverside, California USA
Hosted by
California Baptist


Winner of the 2008
Frank G. Brewer Trophy for Aviation Education

Proud Supporter of NCASE - National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education