VU and Jet Access Flight Training announce partnership to educate and train next generation of pilots

Jet Access and VU logos with photo of VU aircraft in one of VU's hangar.

June 02, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS - Vincennes University and Jet Access Flight Training have announced a partnership to increase the availability of commercial pilots and provide quality educational opportunities to students interested in aviation.

The Jet Access/Vincennes University (JAVU) Professional Pilot Program was designed as a way for students to take lecture courses and general education courses from Vincennes while taking flying courses through Jet Access. Students have the opportunity to qualify for financial aid and have the flexibility of taking flying courses at any of the Jet Access locations around the state of Indiana or out of state. Jet Access operates 11 flight training locations including six in Indiana.

"Vincennes University is excited to partner with Jet Access to create a talent pipeline and offer opportunities for promising students in one of the most in-demand and highest-paying careers in the aviation industry,” said Vincennes University Director of Aviation Mike Gehrich. "Together, we are building the future workforce by offering a flexible education option that should help alleviate the shortage of pilots the industry is experiencing.”

The collaboration will offer students a new program in which to receive aviation education through flight training with Jet Access and ground training at Vincennes, while enrolling in VU’s Aviation Flight Technology Associate Degree Program online.

The program is expected to begin as early as Fall 2023.

"We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Vincennes and expand our partnership through the JAVU Professional Pilot Program,” said John Mauch, Executive Vice President of Flight Training Operations, Jet Access. "Through this partnership, we will be able to provide greater exposure to career opportunities available in aviation in Indiana and across the country.”

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