EMU College Program

Crosswinds Aviation is currently the contracted flight training provider for the EMU Flight Technology 4 year degree program.

For detailed information about this program, please see the EMU Aviation website.

While achieving a 4 year degree is not a requirement for our flight students, we do highly recommend that most of our students do achieve a 4 year degree while pursing a professional pilot career.  Having a degree could open doors later in your career, make you more competitive for select pilot positions, and open financing options not otherwise available.

This is a great option for our high school students who would like to flow into a 4 year degree program and continue flying at your current Crosswinds Aviation location.  Please contact Crosswinds Aviation for more information.

Restricted ATP / 141 status

In order to qualify for the reduced 1000 hours under the restricted ATP FAA Regulations, a pilot must complete a 4 year degree with an Aviation Major and complete the Instrument and Commercial ratings at a pilot school with a TCO approved for flight training under part 141.  The accredited institution must also have a formal training agreement with that pilot school.

In order to meet that requirement, here is the current status of the Crosswinds Aviation 141 certification:

  • Provisionary 141 status achieved for the Instrument and Commercial ratings at the Crosswinds Aviation base in Howell, MI (KOZW).
  • EMU students cannot qualify for the reduced hours if graduating under the 141 Instrument and Commercial ratings while in provisionary status.
  • Crosswinds aviation can apply to the FAA to get out of provisionary status after graduating 10 students at an 80% first time pass rate or higher.  Currently 12 students are enrolled in the 141 Instrument rating.  Application to get out of provisionary status is expected by Spring of 2023.
  • Part 141 certification is expected to be available at the Crosswinds Aviation Waterford, MI (KPTK) location by January 2023.
  • Part 141 certification is expected to be available at the Crosswinds Aviation Ypsilanti, MI (KYIP) location by Spring 2023.
  • Part 141 certification is expected to be available at the Crosswinds Aviation Flint, MI (KFNT) location by Fall 2023.
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