Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
There are several scholarship and internship opportunities available to students within the Aviation Institute. Scholarships for current UNOAI students are awarded annually through an application process. The applications for these scholarships are available in February and are awarded at the Aviation Institute’s annual honors convocation in April. The Aviation Institute also sponsors scholarships for new students through a recruitment scholarship program. Additionally, the Aviation Institute also offers the UNO Advantage Scholarships that provide non-resident students the opportunity to attend UNO at resident tuition rates. Close partnerships with a number of Omaha metro organizations allow for several internship opportunities to current Aviation Institute students each semester. To apply for an internship, students must contact the internship coordinator, CPACS 120. A list of all UNOAI scholarships and internships can be found on the Aviation Institute Web site.
Advanced Simulation Facility
Keeping with the Aviation Institute’s pursuit of academic excellence, the Advanced Simulation Facility offers students the latest technology in flight simulation. The Advanced Simulation Facility houses state of the art technology from Precision Flight Controls, Inc and Redbird Flight Simulations.
The Modular Flight Deck (M.F.D.) Simulator is available for students to use as a training aid and is FAA certified for loggable flight time. Industry experienced and certified professionals will provide exemplary instruction for students.. The software can simulate many single and multi-engine aircraft; therefore, students can use these simulators to train for a variety of FAA certificates – from Private Pilot to Airline Transport Pilot.
In 2012, the Aviation Institute added a G1000 full motion Redbird Simulator to the Advanced Simulation Facility.
Aviation Resource Center
The Aviation Resource Center is available to all Aviation students. In the Aviation Resource Center, students can utilize the many resources offered to help them achieve academic success. Resources available are: computers for research, testing, and personal use, printing services, FAA Practical Test Study Guides, Gleim Test Prep Software, Jeppesen Study Materials, King CD-Rom Study Courses, free use of PC-ATD simulator, Current Trade Magazines and Publications, Complete AOPA Air Facts DVD Series, Sporty’s Training DVDs, ASA Study Guides, complete collections of Jeppesen Training Videos, current copies of FAA’s FAR/AIM, tutoring, various aviation related referencing textbooks, ASA-JSCH PP2 headsets, Garmin 396, and a Garmin 295.
In addition, the Aviation Resource Center is a LaserGrade certified FAA Testing Center, where students can take FAA Practical Exams.
Students should apply for financial aid immediately upon acceptance to UNO and at the beginning of each calendar year thereafter. Priority is given to applicants who apply early. Additional financial aid may be available to qualified students to pay for the added cost of flight training. See the Aviation Institute academic adviser for information regarding additional financial aid for flight training. Flight training is optional and not required for students working toward the Air Transport Administration concentration.
The Aviation Institute offers a concentration in aviation in both the MPA and the Ph.D. in public administration. Contact the Academic Program Coordinator in the School of Public Administration for more information about either of these options.
International and other students enrolling in the Aviation Institute for whom English is not their primary language will be required to be sufficiently fluent in English as a second language. This requirement is particularly critical for successfully completing the flight training portion of the Institute’s curriculum.