Department of Aviation

Current Students


Department of Aviation Advisors, working with department faculty and staff, will help you organize your undergraduate plan of action.  Jennifer Herrit is the lead advisor for Professional Flight students who have started their Commercial Rating flight education and beyond.  Meredith Walkup is the lead advisor for Aviation Management students, Pre-Professional Flight, and Professional Flight students working until completion of their Instrument Rating.

All Department of Aviation students must meet with their advisor at least once each term prior to registration.

Appointments are offered both at the Auburn University Regional Airport (Department Offices at the Main Terminal) as well as in College of Liberal Arts Students Services Office (321 Tichenor Hall).  Students can make advising appointments through Advise Assist (wise owl icon) in AU Access by first selecting Academic Advising and then your location of choice.

Click here for easy to follow instructions for creating advising appointments.


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


Airport Transportation

Students are responsible for arranging their transportation to and from the Auburn University Regional Airport.  Transportation between the main campus and Delta Air Lines Aviation Education Building at the Auburn University Regional Airport is available Monday – Saturday, per the following schedule:

Monday – Friday, 7 am – 6 pm:  Tiger Transit North Auburn route

Monday – Friday, 6 pm – 7 am:  Auburn University Department of Campus Safety and Security Night Security Shuttle Service

Saturday – during flight hours, Department of Aviation shuttle (students pre-coordinate with flight dispatch no later than three days prior).

Last Updated: January 28, 2019