Our School of Aeronautical Science is located at the East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) in one of the nicest, newest college aviation facilities in the country. It's a quick 10-minute drive from campus, and with a 10,000-foot runway, this towered airport offers the perfect training environment. The Paul and Betty Abbott Aviation Center is a 55,500 sq. ft. facility filled with state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and a 10,000 sq. ft. hangar.
Check out a cool virtual reality 360 view from inside the cockpit in our hangar here.
The 55,500-square-foot Abbott Aviation Center complex features:
- Flight training area, 3,350 square feet, includes: flight instructor office area, student flight planning area, flight dispatch counter and waiting area adjacent to the aircraft flight line access door
- Four classrooms appropriately configured for aeronautical science courses and designed to individually accommodate classes of 23, 33, 39 and 56 students
- Nine purpose-built laboratories tailored to support highly specialized lab courses
- Technical labs of 14,118 square feet, contiguous and used by the Applied Aviation Sciences Department
- Walk-through and overhead doors allowing easy access to the training aircraft and Marty Donner Engine Test Facility
- Student lounge of 400 square feet, conveniently located on a main corridor
- Open seating areas where students study and socialize
- Admissions office suite to meet and host future students and their families
- Administrative suite, with offices for dean, department chairs and other administrative staff
- Seventeen offices for faculty and other school staff
- Large workroom, file storage room and faculty/staff break room
- Large conference suite: 3,440 square-foot Grand Hall, 1,000 square-foot Board Room, 750 square-foot reception area
- Conference room of 385 square feet