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Red Tail Report Departmental Organizations

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 Leaders
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.

Contact: President and advisor Tony Monetti

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Alpha Eta Rho Fraternity
Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity is a professional collegiate fraternity founded to bring together those students having a common interest in the field of commercial aviation. The alumni membership of Alpha Eta Rho is large, and is prevalent throughout the worldwide aviation industry. The mission of this unique fraternity is to enlighten the serious aerospace student on the facts concerning all fields directly related to aerospace and To unite people with an interest in aviation and to share opinions and views on aviation subject matter. Approximately one thousand new members are being initiated into Alpha Eta Rho every year. To learn how to become one of these new members in the spring or fall please contact the president below.

Contact: President William Hyde and advisor David Cook at dcook

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: Team Captain President and advisors David Card at and Toru Suda at

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.

Contact: President Hannah Gruver and advisor Amanda May at

Missouri Pilots Association

Missouri Pilots Association is the largest aviation organization in Missouri, one dedicated to safety and to preserving our privileges to fly. We offer regular opportunities to interact with knowledgeable like-minded people; we also offer a scholarship for students and teachers alike. We welcome all who have an interest in aviation, pilots and non-pilots alike.

Contact: Terry Hunt at

Missouri Airport Managers Association (MAMA)

MAMA is a student organization that seeks to bridge the gap between those seeking Airport Management degrees and those who are already Airport Managers within Missouri. Our chapter is also able to take airport tours to gain a better understanding of day-to-day operations and potentially network for future jobs. 

Contact: President Yuganesh Gunalan at or Advisor Matthew Furedy at

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world's largest professional organization for airport executives, representing thousands of airport management personnel at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE's members represent some 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support airports. AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C. and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities including training, meetings and conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program.

Contact: President Yuganesh Gunalan at or Advisor Matthew Furedy at