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Summer Flight Program

The private pilot summer program at Utah State University is a fun way to spend your summer while earning your Private Pilot license. The program is designed for upcoming and graduating high school seniors interested in learning to fly; however, anyone who is eligible and interested in aviation is welcome to participate.

In addition to earning a Private Pilot license, students will also complete seven college credits applicable to Utah State University's Professional Pilot Program. Students will participate in ground school and flight training daily. As part of the curriculum, students will also participate in weekly group study sessions supervised by Utah State University's own team of Certified Flight Instructors.

The program is full for 2018 and is no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest.

Program Eligibility

  • 17 years of age by program completion date
  • Read, speak, write and understand the English language
  • Have original Birth Certification and U.S. government issue identification OR current passport

Program Dates

  • June 11 - August 10, 2018

Program Checklist

Checklist (PDF)

Program Costs

Fixed Wing

Tuition* $2,265.99 (7 credits)
Flight Fees $10,626.00
Housing** $670-900 (depending on shared or private room) 
Supplies** $500 (depending on book kit and headset)
Total $14,061-14,291


Tuition* $3,240.00 (10 credits)
Flight Fees $25,178
Housing** $670-900 (depending on shared or private room) 
Supplies** $500 (depending on book kit and headset)
Total $29,588 - $29,818


A $100 deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit covers two uniform shirts, a Pilot's Operating Handbook, a sectional, and a fuel sump. This deposit is non-refundable after May 5th. Please send the deposit to:

USU Aviation

Professional Pilot Program
Attn: Susan Crosbie
2500 N 900 W Box #4 USU Aviation
Logan, UT  84321

*No non-resident tuition is charged during summer semester. International tuition is charged during summer semester.

**Cost is subject to change without notice.

Course Information

AV 2330 Private Pilot Ground School (4 credits)-- Taught Monday-Friday 2:30-4:30 pm at the USU Logan Campus

AV 2350 Private Pilot Certification (3 credits)-- Held Monday-Friday, predominately in the mornings. Students will work with their assigned Certified Flight Instructor to complete in-flight training. Exact flight times will be assigned during the first week of the program.

Program Contact

Kaylee Roholt Academic Advisor

Susan Crosbie Airport Business Officer