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School of Aviation

SIU Aviation offers a comprehensive aviation program offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in aviation. SIU Aviation has three different undergraduate majors including Aviation Flight, Aviation Management and Aviation Technologies. In addition, we offer a graduate degree in Aviation Management.

The SIU Aviation Flight program is accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI). View our Aviation Flight Student Achievement Data.

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Flying Salukis

Flying Salukis win 1st place at the Region 8 SAFECON 2022! This is the 12th straight year the Flying Salukis have placed 1st in their region. We are so proud of the team and coaches for all their hard work and dedication. The team will be traveling up to Oshkosh, Wisconsin in May to compete on the national level. Good luck and go Dawgs!

The Boeing Company generously donated $50,000 to the School of Aviation to assist in subsidizing the cost of an aviation education for our students! Thank you Boeing!!

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Flying Salukis

The Flying Salukis is part of our nationally recognized aviation program. The 15- to 18-member squad plays an important role in highlighting both the aviation program and the university’s accomplishments.

The team has nine National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) titles dating back to 1977. Since 2011, when the Flying Salukis surprised many competitors by winning a then-seventh national championship, the team has nine straight top 3 national finishes. That includes championships in 2014 and 2015 and second-place showings in 2016 and earlier this year.