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Summer Flight Program

The private pilot summer program at Utah State University is a fun way to spend your summer earning your Fixed Wing 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.

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 (CFI) to complete in-flight training. Exact flight times will be assigned during the first week of the program.

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 10 – August 9, 2018

Program Checklist

Checklist (PDF)

Program Costs

Fixed Wing (2019 fees not yet available)


Approximately $2,500

Flight Fees $10,853.00
Housing** $670-900 (depending on shared or private room) 
Supplies** $500 (depending on book kit and headset)
Total $14,523-14,753

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

**Cost is subject to change without notice.

Registration Information

Download and complete the Summer Program Registration Form and return it, with the $100 deposit to the address below.

The deposit will be used to pay for student uniforms and additional pilot supplies. Deposit is non refundable after May 5, 2017.

Summer Program Registration Form

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • When do I need to start my FAA Medical?
    • No later than March. We require that summer program students have their medical in hand by the first day of class. If you do not, you will be dropped from the courses.
  • What medical certificate should I get?
    • We recommend you get a first class medical. Although you only need a third class medical to be a student pilot, we recommend getting a first class just so you know you can get it; most jobs will require a first class medical.
  • What if I have a vacation planned during the program?
    • Don’t. Plan to spend these nine weeks in Logan attending ground school and flying each day. If you miss days, it is unlikely you will complete your private by the end of the program.

Program Contact

Kaylee Roholt Academic Advisor