AU Shuttle Program
Partnerships with federal agency officials, collaborators and other sponsors are vital to Auburn University’s research and economic development mission and play an important role in creating opportunities for Auburn researchers and scholars.
Auburn University, as facilitated through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED), provides monthly domestic transportation from the Auburn University Regional Airport to airports within a 650 mile radius of Auburn. Flights depart Auburn and return on the same day. Based on date availability, one flight (per month) can be scheduled.
Note: Travel between Auburn and Huntsville is scheduled separately. Please contact Vicki Kretzschmar in the Huntsville Research Center for details (256) 327-3181.
There is no cost to faculty for this service; however, travelers will be responsible for all other expenses including ground transportation to and from the airports.
We hope that providing air transportation will assist researchers and scholars as they create, enhance and maintain contact with key agency officials, sponsors and collaborators and as they pursue their objectives. Please contact Robert Holm at 334-844-5877 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This program is open to Auburn faculty for meetings with collaborators, potential sponsors and with funding and granting officials in federal government agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Department of Energy, or National Institutes of Health.
Seats are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. At least five (5) individuals are required in order to schedule a flight (depending on weight, up to eight  individuals may travel on a specific flight).
Due to the cost to make these trips possible, your submission of an enrollment form constitutes a commitment to travel. Cancellations will only be accepted in extenuating or emergency circumstances. The enrollment form should be completed at least thirty (30) days prior to any requested trip.
Sample Flight Plan to Washington DC landing at Dulles Airport:
The following is an estimated flight plan between Auburn and Washington, DC. Depending on the specific travel proposed, times for departure and return may be adjusted accordingly.
Each scheduled flight from Auburn to Washington, D.C. will have the same flight plan unless changed by the pilot.
- Departure: The AU jet will depart from Auburn University Regional Airport at 6:30 a.m., Central Time, and land at Landmark Aviation in Dulles Airport at 8:20 a.m., Central Time (9:20 a.m. Eastern Time).
- Ground Transportation: As an estimate, the average taxi service from Dulles to downtown Washington, D.C., is approximately $70 each way and will take approximately 45 minutes. Rental cars are also available. Additional options for ground transportation is provided on the Dulles website.
- Return: The return flight departs from Dulles at 6 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. Eastern Time) and lands in Auburn at 8 p.m. Central Time