Department of Aviation
Student involvement is an essential part of your experience at UCM. Tthe Department of Aviation offers several organizations for students to get involved and share experiences with one another.
For further information on these organizations, visit the aviation office or contact an organization member.
UCM Aviation Student Government
In this group, you will have the opportunity to serve as the student perspective for the department and provide advice on improvements, class offerings and more.
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Alpha Eta Rho Fraternity
Alpha Eta Rho has become a highly regarded student organization in the aviation community. The purpose of the fraternity is to further the cause of aviation in all its branches, to instill in the public mind a confidence in aviation, to promote contacts between the students in aviation and those engaged in the profession, and to promote a closer affiliation between the students of aviation for the purposes of education and research. Alpha Eta Rho membership is through a pledge system.
UCM Flight Team
The University of Central Missouri Flight Team is a student organization in which dedicated pilots practice and develop aeronautical knowledge and skills. Team membership is attained through competitive testing. Team members compete in regional and national competitions held by the National Intercollegiate Flying Association. These week-long competitions consist of numerous flight and ground events which test aeronautical skills. Each fall, UCM competes in the NIFA Region VI Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference with teams from other schools in the Midwest. The top-scoring teams from this competition earn entry into the NIFA National SAFECON competition, which is held each spring.
Contact: advisor Ryo Tahara
Forensic Aviation Accident Research Club
The Forensic Aviation Accident Research Club studies aviation accidents to learn the human factors that lead to the incidents and how pilots can adopt a safety mindset to prevent future accidents. In this organization, you will learn about common and uncommon mistakes pilots make that are easily preventable, as well as how to react to them.
Women in Aviation
Women in Aviation is a national and local organization dedicated to providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.