Welcome to the University Aviation Association

The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of aviation.
Today, UAA has more than 525 members, including 105 accredited colleges and universities. The organization and its members are poised to meet the ever-changing needs of the aviation industry and address the challenges of the 21st century.

The President's Blog 


The Use of Laptops in the Classroom


For college and university professors in a typical classroom, instead of lecturing while looking into the eyes of eager students it is increasingly common to face a sea of laptops in the classroom. This can be a frustrating experience – we invest time and energy into creating an engaging learning experience for our students but then lose their attention to the latest news on Twitter or Facebook. Let’s face it – it’s very difficult for one instructor to compete with a world of information online! More . . .




Zero to Logo: UAA Launches New Logo Contest
_November 12, 2015


Every 20 years or so, we need to clean out the cobwebs, revamp the way we do things, and update our look. Let's start with a new logo!


Original logo 1949 

The 70s 

The 90s 



Logo Contest in 6 easy steps:

  1. Logo Submissions – Open Call
    Now through Dec 20th
  2. Logo Review – Board of Trustees
    January 2016
  3. Finalists Announced 
    Jan 31st, 2016
  4. Voting – UAA Membership to vote by survey
    Feb 1- Feb 15th, 2016
  5. Board Validates Logo Vote
    Week of Feb 18th.
  6. Winner Announced – 
    March 1st

See Contest Rules, or email logohunt@uaa.aero



AFMAP Aviation Faculty Mentoring and Assistance Program Gains Altitude


Aviation programs at universities often have faculty who join the professoriate after several years of work in industry with limited knowledge of the essentials for professional success as university professors.

With increased reliance on university aviation programs as the main source of aviation workers with specialized knowledge, such as pilots or maintenance and operations management personnel, it is critical to establish a system that will help develop aviation faculty.

With the approval of the UAA Board of Trustees, the proposed Aviation Faculty Mentoring and Assistance Program (AFMAP) has been launched with an e-mail poll to UAA’s membership. Form and further information . . .



Curriculum Committee Developing Spreadsheet of Institutional Member Curricula, Plans of Study

The UAA Curriculum Committee is in the process of developing an online document that provides links to aviation-related curricula and plans of study of member institutions. This document will allow rapid and simplified access to curricular documents that are already available publicly, and will be expanded as additional institutions make their information available online. (Sign in, then choose Committees from the menus above. Select Curriculum Committee from the list presented.) 




Got Weather? UAA Partners with FAA, GA Groups on Safety Campaign

UAA has partnered with the FAA and general aviation groups to launch an eight-month "Got Weather?" #GotWx national safety campaign to help general aviation (GA) pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and GA leaders kicked off the Got Weather? campaign Sunday, May 4, in Anchorage at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.

“General aviation is a vibrant part of our country’s culture and our economy,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “But too many lives are lost each year in general aviation crashes related to weather. This campaign will help ensure that our general aviation pilots are prepared in the face of bad weather and are as safe and well-trained as possible.”

The United States has the busiest and most complex airspace in the world, including a very active GA community of 188,000 pilots. Weather is the most lethal cause of all major causes of GA accidents.

“GA pilots have an opportunity to make a real difference in improving safety this season by asking friends and family to get engaged in the campaign, by being prepared, and fine tuning their preflight decision making skills,” said FAA Administrator Huerta. The “Got Weather?” campaign takes advantage of the tremendous resources our GA partners have for pilots to improve their skills and knowledge.



July's topic – Flying IFR: Know what you're flying into

Did you know?

The GA fatal accident rate has remained relatively flat over the past five years, despite FAA, NTSB, and industry efforts to improve safety. The FAA's goal is to reduce the GA fatal accident rate by 10% over a 10-year period (2009-2018). More . . .

UAA Responds to FAA Policy Change on FAA Approved Training Devices


Download the document from the UAA News Page.

GAO releases “AVIATION WORKFORCE: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots” (February 2014)


FAA Final Ruling Creates New Certification and Qualification Requirements


The FAA Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations final rule, which  creates new certification and qualification requirements for pilots in air carrier operations, was published in the Federal Register and became effective July 15, 2013. For clarification regarding the FAA final Rule, contact:

Barbara Adams
Management and Program Analyst
Federal Aviation Administration
Flight Standards Service
(202) 385-4286
FAA Notice 8900.225 outlines the regulatory and guidance changes related to the Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations final rule. It includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions beginning on page 13 of the document.

UAA has created an FAA Final Rule Forum to enable encourage member discussion of the Final Rule and its implications. In addition to the preceding link, members can find the forum as a dropdown of the Members Only navigation item at the top of this page. (You must be logged in to use either method of access.)

The following are provided for information purposes only, and may not be all-inclusive. Please check www.faa.gov for addenda.


Study of Airline Pilot Labor Supply Released



In the Summer of 2012, the industry formed a stakeholders group which sought to analyze the current state of the airline pilot labor supply. From this stakeholders group, a subgroup of collegiate aviation researchers formed and endeavored to help provide a scientific foundation to this process. This study, just released, is available at the link below.


UAA Web Site Frequently Asked Questions


How do I log in?


Your first time logging in, click the blue "Sign In" button in the upper right of your screen. (This will take you to the Sign-In Screen.) Click the "Forgot Password" link. (That step is essential.) You will be taken to a page on which to create a password. You'll be prompted for your "Username," which is simply your e-mail address. Use the password you created and your e-mail address to log in thereafter. (You can change your password at any time.)


How do I renew my membership online?


After you are logged in, hover your cursor over the Members Only button in the navigation bar at the top of the page, and click the My Profile dropdown. This will reveal your personal My Profile page that contains the option to renew your membership. You can also see your past payments, renewals, etc. by clicking the Transactions tab on that page. 


How do I apply for a scholarship?


Click the Scholarships button at the top of the page. Each scholarship listed will have a description or link that tells you how to apply for that scholarship.


Where is the Fall Conference Information?

Click the Conferences/Events menu above.            


How do I print out a list of UAA members?

ou can do that from the Members Only Resources page, under "Members Only." You will see a row of tabs labeled with the different member types. The member information appears as a table with a row of icons above it (PDF, Word, Excel, and more). Choose the icon that corresponds to the format in which you would like to print or save the member list. (Note: The trade-off for this versatility of format is that you may have to do a little tweaking to Word files before printing.)

How do I post a job opening on this site?


Please e-mail your position announcement in MS Word format to Mary Chandler (mary.chandler@uaa.aero), who will contact you regarding placement.




The 2016 UAA Aviation Policy Seminar

January 4-8
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