Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Aviation & Safety Department. We’re excited to have you as a student in one of our certificate or degree programs. What makes us different from other universities with an aviation program are:

  • We have our own Cessna 172S aircraft equipped with state-of-the-art G-1000 glass cockpit. Students fly at more than 40 percent discount from the average rates at other flight schools.
  • We are located adjacent to the Opa-locka Airport, giving our students easy access to their flight school.
  • Our faculty have many years of practical experience working in the industry.
  • Our Air Traffic Control program has its own tower that overlooks the airport and simulators that replicate how the FAA controls aircraft.
  • We offer thousands of dollars in scholarships for our aviation students.
  • We provide outstanding internship and mentorship opportunities for our students. We have partnerships with:
    • American Airlines
    • Miami International Airport
    • Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
    • Spirit Airlines

Building on our legacy of leadership in South Florida, we are committed to providing students with a world-class University education which opens the door to greater economic mobility and professional advancement through innovative programs that provide greater access to the aviation community and subsequently, jobs.

Capt. Amado Musa
Capt. Amado Musa
Director, Aviation & Safety
Chief Ground Instructor
William Lehman Aviation Center
Office: (305) 623-1440
Mobile: (786) 537-7269