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Take Flight With F.I.T. Aviation At Florida Tech

F.I.T. Aviation planes on ground outside Emil Buehler Aviation Center.Founded at Florida Tech in 1968, F.I.T. Aviation is the home of all university aviation operations, from ground school and air traffic control to simulation and flight instruction. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Florida Tech and is located at the Melbourne International Airport field, minutes from the university's beautiful residential campus.

With outstanding flight instructors and an unparalleled maintenance and safety program, as well as the latest technologies in flight training and modern facilities, F.I.T. Aviation offers the very best in aviation education for future pilots who aspire to achieve distinction and excellence as professional aviators.

Students who choose Florida Tech for their pilot training typically arrive with passion and deep respect for the art and science of aviation. From there, our dedicated faculty and staff help every flight student become a competent and confident pilot by:

  • Cultivating industry-leading expertise in aeronautics and flight.
  • Developing career-ready skills in all aspects of modern aviation.
  • Nurturing an attitude of integrity coupled with a safety-first mindset.

Florida Tech is one of the elite few private universities to offer undergraduate aeronautics degree programs with flight options and F.I.T. Aviation is proud of its role in these exciting programs. You will find Florida Tech graduates working in nearly every airline as well as in airports, training centers, safety agencies and aviation companies all over the world. 


We invite you to visit F.I.T. Aviation in person to experience the excellence we bring to flight training.

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