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About Us

The Aviation Program at EMU strives to provide a well-rounded focus of study in the major areas of the aviation industry. As the industry continues to grow, so does the demand for aviation professionals. 

Eastern Aviation Student with CFIOur programs focus on providing exceptional flight training for pilots, business skills in management, and expanding the individual's knowledge base with our dispatch certification curriculum. Our purpose is to offer students quality programs, technologically sophisticated aircraft, knowledgeable faculty, and professional flight instructors, all of whom possess a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.

Living History

Eagle Flight Centre is located on the West side of the historic Willow Run Airport (KYIP). Opened in 1942, Willow Run was integral to American industrial efforts during WWII through the production of B-24 heavy bombers. Today, Willow Run serves a base operation for freight, corporate, and general aviation. Willow Run has 3 paved runways and is under 24/7 FAA-towered radar control.

Our Fleet

Fly Amongst the Eagles

Flight training is conducted at Eagle Flight Centre located at the historic Willow Run Airport, just a ten-minute drive from EMU’s main campus. Our fleet is comprised of several new Cessna 172SP Skyhawks, two complex Cessna 172RGs, and a multi-engine Piper Seminole. Our Cessna Skyhawk aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art Garmin G1000 glass cockpit avionics.

Fly with Confidence

Our fleet is well-maintained by an award-winning Cessna service facility. To ensure students are trained in handling current equipment, we replace the Cessna Skyhawk planes every few years.

Fly without Flyin’

We train our students in the advanced FRASCA Mentor simulator, reducing the cost of flight training allowing students to learn emergency situations and system logic in a safe, and reliable environment.

The Sky’s the Limit

Only at Eagle Flight Centre will you enjoy the freedom to explore the region by air; students are allowed to rent Eagle Flight Centre’s aircraft outside of class, allowing you to explore your horizons.

Live on the Edge

Earn your certificates by flying across the country. Eagle Flight Centre offers a unique opportunity for our students through “Venture Learning.” These cross-country flight training trips have students traveling to Venice, Florida, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and beyond. This gives students the experience of a lifetime flying extended routes into different airfields through various flight conditions.


Aviation is part of the College of Technology, 109 Sill Hall, 734.487.0354