What is Burke Aviation?
Formed in 2011, Burke Aviation has become a leader in high school aviation for the state of Nebraska. Over the past years, we have dedicated our program to building options and opportunities for all students who would like to investigate a career in aviation. With the help of the best local aviation businesses and educational institutions, Burke Aviation has developed direct pathways to a career for our students to experience the real world of aviation and begin a life-long career.
In supporting the OPS mission of Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success., Burke Aviation is dedicated to opening up the opportunity of aviation to every student who enters our hangar doors. We strive to increase the role of those that have not traditionally part of the aviation world - those that have never even thought that a life in the sky could be for them.
We are proud of our award winning faculty who lead our students into their future. With our own in-house Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and Part 107 certified instructor, we are able to give our students the same instruction and certification that they could get in any flight school.
Students in our academy select from three career pathways. Starting their Junior year, choose one or more of Aviation Mechanics, Aviation Technology, or Powered Flight. By completing these pathways, students will complete the testing portion of the Ground Pilot license, gain certification in drone flight, and be more prepared to begin their Air Frame and Powerplant (A&P) certification.
Finally, our access to industry-standard technology gives students training at no cost to them. Students will be able to access stationary flight simulators, Phantom 3 Drones, and industry tools - all provided by our program. All of our students also have access to a on-site full-motion Redbird FMX flight simulator - an $80\hour value!
Creating the next generation of aviation industry leaders by challenging all students with real world experiences and
rewarding opportunities that extend beyond the horizon of the classroom.
Each year, our faculty, students, parents, and partners are dedicated to this mission. It is only through the collaboration of all of our stakeholders that we are able to bring such wonderful options and opportunities to our program!
Come join us in our mission to bring careers in aviation to a new generation of aviators!