The University of Oklahoma subscribes to the highest standards of international aviation academic rigor, safety, and quality standards.
Since 1947, the OU Aviation Program has prided itself on providing students with quality aviation instruction paired with a solid business foundation from a nationally ranked institution.
OU Aviation offers a bachelor’s degree in Aviation with four concentrations for students to consider, each allowing for the development of knowledge, leadership, and communication skills required to work in management positions.
Dan Hall, a professional pilot senior, embodies what it means to be distinguished. His dedication to his own education—and the education of the pilots he trains as a Certified Flight Instructor for OU’s Department of Aviation—earned him recognition from his future employer when he was recently named an American Airlines Distinguished Cadet.
Capt. David Tatum, American Airlines Director of Pilot Recruiting and Development, hosted Hall and other top-performing students at a special luncheon in Dallas, Texas, during which he and nine other cadet students in the American Airlines and Envoy Airlines Pipeline Programs were recognized for their excellence as both students and flight instructors.
“Receiving the Distinguished Cadet award was like someone saying ‘I’m going to take time and let you know how good of a job you did,’” he said, “and that was very emotional. It feels really good.”