Neel V. Karia

A photo of Neel Karia

Flight & Safety Coordinator

Technology and Professional Services Management

206K Roosevelt


[email protected]

Office Hours

  • Main Campus (Roosevelt): Monday and Wednesday (Appointment Only)
  • Willow Run Office: Appointment Only
  • Howell Office: Appointment Only
  • Pontiac Office: Appointment Only
  • Flint Office: Appointment Only


  • BS., Aviation Flight Technology, April 2023, Eastern Michigan University

Professional Summary

Neel Karia is the Flight and Safety Coordinator at EMU. His role is to manage students flight progress and safety at our flight training provider. He acts as the Director of Flight Operations for the university.

Neel is an EMU Aviation Alumni, graduating in April 2023. He majored in Aviation Flight Technology and graduated with his CFII. During his education at EMU, Neel was a member of the Sigma Chi chapter of the Alpha Eta Rho aviation fraternity.

Neel is also an active flight instructor in the Metro-Detroit area holding a number of pilot and instructor certificates.

Industry Experience

Certificates and Ratings Held

  • Commercial Pilot ASEL (+ Instrument Add-On)
  • Commercial Pilot AMEL (+ Instrument Add-On)
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Flight Instructor: Instrument
  • Ground Instructor
  • Instrument Ground Instructor
  • FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot

Courses Taught

  • AVFO 240: Instrument Ground Instruction

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Experimental Aircraft Association
  • Cessna Pilot Center: Certified Chief Instructor
  • Alpha Eta Rho

Additional Information

Neel has offices at all EMU Flight locations and travels to all of them on a regular basis.

Due to this, he is only available to meet by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email him.