Lane Aviation Academy provides safe, professional flight training for pilots from Private Pilot through Airline Transport Pilot. KEUG airport in Eugene, Oregon is the ideal size for pilot training – not too big but with approach, tower, and ground controllers and airline service.
Lane's Flight Technology Program offers:
- A two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Flight Technology degree which includes flight training for Commercial Pilot in single and multiengine airplanes with instrument rating. Additional training is available for Flight Instructor with ratings for airplane, instrument and multi-engine.
- Flight training toward Private Pilot through advanced ratings to complement other education or career goals.
Flight training and ground classes are integrated so that you will start flying on the first day. Our fleet of dual controlled Piper and Cessna aircraft provide a safe flight training environment.
This program is approved by Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission. LCC Private Pilot, Instrument, and Commercial Pilot training courses are Part 141 approved by the FAA. Our tower-controlled, multiple-runway airport provides a rich training environment.
Flight training in Oregon provides a wide variety weather, terrain features and airport complexities. The Eugene area provides a safe environment for flight training in the clouds. The weather in Oregon provides clouds.
The weather is the best anywhere for safe instrument training in real instrument conditions. We fly in clouds. We offer Part 141 training for Private, Commercial, Instrument, a combined Professional Pilot course, and ATP Proficiency.
Lane County openings: 18 annually
Statewide openings: 80 annually
- National openings: 10,620+ annually for commercial pilots, aircraft pilots and flight engineers, and airline pilots and copilots
- Flight instructors earn from $25,000-50,000.
- Entry-level airline pilots earn $35,000 through their probationary period.
- Air carrier line pilots earn $45,000-300,000 annually.
New Drone Pilot Program Takes Flight Fall 2018
In-State Tuition for Neighboring States
Program Cost Estimate - 2019/20
|Manned Flight||Standard Track*||W Track**|
|Certification, Licensure, Exams, Physicals||$2,500||$2,500|
|Program Specific Fees||$52,650||$54,138|
|Resident Tuition and General Student Fees||$13,414||$13,414|
|Total Estimated Cost||$70,670||$72,152|
*Students under 180 lbs, under 6’2”, under 39” sitting height
**Students at or above 180 lbs, over 6’2”, over 39” sitting height
Costs are based on resident tuition. Consult Lane's website for current tuition and fees. International students should seek advice with the international office at Lane Community College for program costs.
The demand for air travel has increased exponentially over the past two decades. Even with cyclic economic challenges, the outlook is encouraging. What's driving this optimism? Several factors, including the following:
- Global business community - Economists estimate that the demand for air travel will double in the next fifteen years.
- Growth and restructuring in regional airlines - Consolidation of air routes among major carriers has inspired healthy growth among regional airlines offering well-paying positions. More airplanes means more pilot seats.
- Rapid increase in retiring airline pilots - The current rate of retirements will accelerate over the next ten years.
- Military cutbacks - Today, the Air Force is training less than 50% of the pilots they trained just five years ago. More non-military airline pilots will be needed.
FAA Approved Part 141 Courses
- Private Pilot Course - Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL)
- Commercial Pilot Course ASEL
- Instrument Pilot Course
- Additional Rating Private Pilot Airplane Muliengine Land (AMEL)
- Additional Rating Commercial Pilot AMEL
- Flight Instructor Airplane Single Engine
- Flight Instructor Instrument Airplane
- Flight Instructor Airplane Multiengine
Other Flight Training Courses
- Advanced Medium Twin Simulator Course - not currently offered
- Customized course tailored to your needs
What you will be flying
Frasca 142 Simulator
Advanced nav package warrior and seminole
Planes acquired in 2014 - They may be small, but they're playing a huge role at the Lane Aviation Academy.
These trainers at the flight school, built in Oregon, are called RV-12′s, from Van's Aircraft in Aurora, Oregon.
The school bought them for $115,000, and say they're thrilled with the light sports planes' performance. In fact, instructors at the academy say students are learning to solo faster than larger, more traditional trainers.
"It's very responsive. And that's one of the fun parts about this airplane is that, yeah, you can do all the flight training, but it does have a lot of responsiveness," said Sean Parrish, Lane Aviation Academy flight instructor.
Where you will be flying
East across Eugene Airport
Eugene at dusk
Two of the "Three Sisters"
We fly in the clouds
Small rural airports
Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, First Year Experience and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.