top of page



Jesse Douglas School of Aviation

Executive Director

Dr. Ron Mays Ph.D.


OIP (2)_edited.png


Harvest Christian University Aviation Program

We are excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership between Harvest Christian University, The Jesse Douglas Flight School is named after the Late Jesse Douglas Robinson , who loved flying and flew twin cessnas at the age of 8 years old. One of his passions was to become a pilot. He took one trip and flew over his home. He loved it.

Dr. Ron Mays, and Tuskegee University. Our aviation program is aimed at advancing aviation education and training opportunities. This collaboration will leverage the expertise and resources of all three entities to create a unique program that will benefit aspiring pilots and the aviation industry as a whole.

Dr. Ron Mays, a highly experienced professional pilot with over 20 years in the field, has joined forces with his son, Myles Mays, to form an aviation team that has already made history.

Their passion for aviation and commitment to excellence align perfectly with the goals of this partnership. Tuskegee University, a renowned historically black university located in Alabama, has

a rich legacy in aviation education and training.

With its strong emphasis on STEM education and commitment to empowering underrepresented communities, Tuskegee University is an ideal partner

for this initiative. The centerpiece of this partnership is Dr. Ron Mays' Beta program, which focuses on training new pilots through a military program. This program

will provide aspiring pilots with comprehensive training, mentorship, and hands-on experience, preparing them for successful careers in aviation. By combining the expertise of Dr. Ron Mays and the resources of Tuskegee University, this program will offer a unique and impactful learning experience.


Some of the skills that are needed to thrive in a career in aviation management include:

  • Attention to detail.

  • Adaptability to new situations.

  • Demonstrated leadership.

  • Excellent communication.

  • Crew resource management.

  • Exceptional attitude.

  • E-commerce and e-strategies.

  • Strategic overview and planning.

  • Commercial Air Traffic Controller.

  • Aerospace Program Manager.

  • Aviation Safety Inspector.

  • Flight Instructor.

  • Flight Attendant.



Aeronautics is the study of the science of flight. It is the method of designing an airplane or other flying machine. There are four basic areas that aeronautical engineers must understand in order to be able to design planes.


There is 7 Top Jobs in Aviation:

  • Commercial Pilot.

  • Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanic or Technician.

  • Commercial Air Traffic Controller.

  • Aerospace Program Manager.

  • Aviation Safety Inspector.

  • Flight Instructor.

  • Flight Attendant.



Partnering with Harvest Christian University for the Beta program can provide several benefits, including:

  1. Additional educational resources and support: Harvest Christian University can provide additional resources and support to the Beta program, enhancing the learning experience for aspiring pilots.

  2. Collaborative opportunities: The partnership can create opportunities for collaboration between Harvest Christian University and Tuskegee University, fostering a sense of community and shared purpose.

  3. Spiritual and practical enrichment: Harvest Christian University's commitment to providing spiritual and practical enrichment can help students develop a strong sense of purpose and direction, which can be valuable in the aviation industry.

  4. Entrepreneurial skills development: Harvest Christian University's Entrepreneurial Studies program can provide students with valuable skills in business development and idea generation, which can be useful in the aviation industry.

  5. Cost savings: Harvest Christian University's Christian Higher Education Partner Program offers discounts on tuition for partner organizations, which can help reduce the cost of the Beta program for students.


This partnership with Harvest Christian University will provide a wide range of benefits to the Beta program, including additional resources and support, collaborative opportunities, and valuable skills development.

FAA Program Partnership in Aviation Department of Harvest Christian University Introduction


Harvest Christian University is proud to announce its partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to offer a comprehensive aviation program. This partnership aims to advance aviation education and training opportunities, leveraging the expertise and resources of both entities to create a unique and impactful learning experience.

Program Overview

The FAA program partnership in the aviation department of Harvest Christian University will offer the following programs:

  1. Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative Program: This program will provide students with comprehensive training in air traffic control, preparing them for careers in this field.

  2. Approved Courses for Part 65 Aircraft Dispatcher Certification: This program will offer approved courses for students seeking certification as aircraft dispatchers.

  3. This program will provide students with leadership and learning opportunities, preparing them for careers in aviation management.

  4. Pilot Schools Information: This program will provide students with information and resources on pilot schools, preparing them for careers as pilots.

images (2)_edited.png
bottom of page