The Aviation Major is diverse as it also may include Aircraft Maintenance, Airport Logistics and Air Traffic Control. As more people take to the sky in private aircraft, learning about the business and complex logistics of aviation is as important as learning to fly or fix the aircraft. With an Aviation Degree, you can work anywhere in the country.  Most major cities have more than one airport so the opportunities are there.

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Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Student Associations

AIAA is the shaping, dynamic force in aerospace - The forum for innovation, ... Teams of flight controllers, engineers, and spacewalk and robotics experts... Visit
Information and services, what's new, presidents page, Air Safety Foundation, AOPA pilot magazine. Visit
AAAE is a large professional organization representing airport management personnel at public use airports. The Association's primary goal is to assist airport executives in fulfilling their responsibilities to the airports and communities they serve. Visit
For the aerial application industry. Site has information on history, board members, advantages of aerial application. Visit
The ACC is the international trade association representing more than 200 companies providing services to airports and the aviation industry. Members offer architectural, engineering, planning, financial, management, economic, construction, consulting services, as well as airport equipment, materials, and products. Visit
ACI-NA represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. Visit
The professional society for the advancement of vertical flight technology and its useful application throughout the world. Visit
The purpose of the PAMA is to promote professionalism among aviation maintenance personnel; to foster and improve methods, skills, learning, and achievement in the field of Aviation Maintenance. Visit
An organization of pilots flying for both television and radio committed to furthering safety through communication. Members, pictures, newsletter, articles. Visit