Commercial Pilot Program
Are You Ready?
Become a commercial pilot or aviation technician at Marshall University

The one-of-a-kind Marshall University Division of Aviation offers two career paths with access to world-class facilities and expert instruction. Both programs lead to FAA certification that will prepare you for an exciting career in a high-demand field.

“I’ve had opportunities thanks to Marshall that I would not have had anywhere else – no regrets”
Kristen Sayre , Current Flight School Student
Why Marshall?
We are training the next great generation of pilots and technicians.

Over 430,000 aviation personnel are needed in the next 20 years.


Our flight school provides access to quality aircraft not typically available in other flight schools – as well as world-class instruction from expert instructors.

FAA Certification

Both programs lead to a series of FAA certifications – and both the airframe and powerplant certifications are good for life in any state.

Bill Noe Flight School
Learn to Fly

Located at the West Virginia Yeager International Airport (CRW) in Charleston, WV the Bill Noe Flight School is equipped with a custom fleet of Cirrus SR20 aircraft as well as state-of-the-art simulators. The curriculum is designed to teach you the principles of aeronautics, navigation, flight control and communication systems, as well as the regulations governing commercial aircraft operation.

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program
Complete Your Degree in just 18 months

Located at the Huntington Tri-State Airport in Huntington, WV, in this program you will learn to inspect, service, and repair various aircraft of all sizes. The program is in collaboration with Mountwest Community and Technical College and is designed to help you obtain your degree and earn FAA certifications in airframe and powerplant maintenance (A&P).

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Learn more about how you can become part of the Marshall University Division of Aviation.

Meet Bill Noe
Meet the Chief Aviation Officer

A former Marshall University Hall of Fame swimmer, a pilot, and an accomplished business executive, the Huntington, WV native has enjoyed an immensely successful career in aviation – and started the program to give back to the school he loves.

Learn More about Bill