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Professional Pilot Advisory Board

This board provides aerospace/aviation industry consultation to our undergraduate professional pilot degree option. Board members provide feedback based on their industry experiences in the following areas of academic/student review:


  • Industry evaluation of our professional pilot curriculum, including a review of the academic degree sheet, required courses and associated course learning objectives.
  • Advisement in revising and/or creating professional pilot coursework – As the aerospace/aviation industry continually evolves, revising existing curriculum and/or creating new curriculum is necessary to ensure the professional pilot undergraduate student has required the academic skill set, upon graduation, to successfully compete for employment in the aerospace/aviation industry, with special attention to the air carrier industry.
  • Employment deficiencies of professional pilot management hires – To successfully prepare the professional pilot student for professional placement in the aerospace/aviation industry, it is extremely helpful to receive continual feedback from industry professionals regarding specific knowledge deficiencies of college graduates from collegiate aviation institutions.



  • Rick Gladden, Director of Flight Operations/Chief Pilot for Chandler, Inc. (retired)
  • Jared Jacobs, Textron Aviation
  • John James, Captain for UPS
  • Gregory Lang, Captain for Delta Air Lines
  • Mike McEllhiney, Senior Captain for Virgin American Airlines
  • Mike Mitchell, FedEx Express
  • Kent Moffer, Captain for United Airlines, ALPA MEC Uniform Committee Chairman and OSU ACE Program Sponsor
  • Michael Reskovac, Captain for Southwest Airlines
  • Peter Rusy, Captain for United Airlines
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