Department of Aviation

Current Students


Student advising is available through the University College.  Advisors, working with Department of Aviation faculty and staff, will help you organize your undergraduate plan of action.  Make advising appointments through Advise Assist (wise owl icon) in AU Access.


Internship and Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Opportunities

Internships and co-ops are an excellent way to combine your education with practical work experience in industry, business and government.  Students can earn up to six credit hours for an internship by enrolling in AVMG 4920.  Students should take AVMG 3810 no later than the fall semester of their junior year to best prepare for internship opportunities.

Industry partners interested in developing new aviation internships and co-op opportunities should contact Dr. James Birdsong at



Students should make themselves aware of undergraduate scholarship opportunities.  Information regarding scholarship application processes, dates, etc. is available on the university scholarship page.  A list of public scholarships for aviation students is available through ALPA’s Cleared to Dream website.   Faculty and staff will forward additional scholarship notices received from industry to students via email.


Professional Flight Practice Areas

Auburn University Professional Flight will begin using a newly redesigned practice area layout beginning May 17, 2018. These new practice areas allow for increased student activity and the result is safer operations. To maximize situational awareness these areas have been created to import into ForeFlight and display during flight. The download and installation instructions are located below as well as the practice area shape file that will import to ForeFlight. If you do not have ForeFlight you can reference the new practice area file that is located below.

Auburn University Professional Flight Practice Areas ForeFlight Files (ZIP)

Instructions for Loading the Auburn Practice Areas into the ForeFlight App

Auburn University Professional Flight Practice Areas

Last Updated: May 16, 2018