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Early Start Program

Early Start Program

We invite up to 16 students to begin flight training at Westminster almost a full month earlier than normal. Candidates will move into temporary summer campus housing on July 30th. Selecting this option means you must be committed to finishing your Foundations of Flight courses prior to the winter break, and starting the PIC development course in January. This option also requires enrollment in INTR 100. This is a learning community course that is designed to help you adjust to college life during the first month.


This is an rigorous program because you will be heavily engaged in your flying at the same time you are adapting to college life. This option is probably not appropriate for you if you have other demands on your time such as athletics or work.  Priority will be given to those students who apply and meet and requirements within deadlines listed. ROTC students are not eligible due to their August military commitments.

If you have been accepted into the early start program, congratulations!

A welcome letter from Dr. Fairbairn, Aviation Department Chair, is included here.

An information letter from Sunny Jones, Foundations of Flight Course Leader, is included here.

The Early Start schedule of events is found here.