MartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7 Posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3015 times:
I am wondering what the best Post-Seconday school in which you can earn a degree and do your flight training too is.
I know about Seneca College in Toronto and am wondering if it is good.
I am asking becuase even thought a greater cost at first, it would be cheaper and faster to do both at once for 1 price.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5540 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2877 times:
I am kind of doing what you are talking about, except that I am not getting my pilot's licenses. I am majoring in aeronautical science, with a focus on mechanical systems, at LeTourneau University. I'll graduate with a bachelor's as well as an A&P license.
LeTourneau also does lots of flight majors- most of my friends are working their way to commercial licenses. We've got alum's all over the world, flying for airlines and businesses. I love my school to death, in spite of it's imperfections. I have friends that have come to LeTU from both Spartan and Embry Riddle, and they like LeTU better.
The LeTourneau flight department is a tough course to plot (haha, what a punny joke!), but it's well worth it. We have a good name, and the instructors don't cut corners.
I'm currently taking my instrument courses now, just about done and from there i'll go into my multi-engine commercial training and then single-engine commercial. We are also now in the process of aquiring Piper Arrows to add to the fleet. We also have an excellent flight team, which flies against other university.
The best aviation school in the United States are: North Dakota, Embry- Riddle, and Western Michigan (not in any particular order). I'm sure every body in these schools will admit to these 3 being the top three in the counrty. The order is going to depend on what school they attend.
Sleak76 From Kuwait, joined Nov 2000, 345 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2768 times:
Good luck with your studies.
I myself attended and graduated from Embry-Riddle Aero U. back in Dec of 1997. Its' a pretty good school. I attended the Daytona Beach campus though. Thought of transferring over to the Precott campus at one point but then decided to stay in good ol' Florida Nothing beats the fact that Orlando was 40 min away, and Miami 3 and half hours to the South of us.
And, since MartinairYYZ is looking for flight training plus school in one go, then ERAU is pretty good. ERAU flight training has full access to DAB. I know Boeing and other US carriers do look favourably upon ERAU students.
Either way, good luck with your choice and your studies.
Macmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2760 times:
I would highly recommend:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
My brother went there (Prescott, AZ campus) and got his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science as well as flight training. Now, he's a First Officer on the CRJ 200/700 for Skywest Airlines. This school is a highly respected and prestigious aeronautical school...If you have this school on your Curriculum Vitae or your resume, you just made your chances of getting an airline pilot job better!
Flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6757 posts, RR: 6 Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2728 times:
Macmac76: Is going to Emvry-Riddle that good to put on your application. If you dont mind how many hours did you brother have when he got the job? Just wondering because I hope to be a commercial pilot one day.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
Loggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 665 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2703 times:
Many regional airlines are hiring pilots that are recent graduates of Purdue University and UND. These two are generally accepted as the best two in the country as preparing pilots for the airlines. Airlines hiring pilots with reduced minimums from these schools include Piedmont Airlines (USAirways Express), Chautauqua Airlines and Trans States Airlines.
I think that says something for these programs. I can't vouch for the UND program but I did graduate from Purdue's aviation program and would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a thorough education.
Macmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days ago) and read 2673 times:
I'm speaking out of my brother's experience...He went to Embry-Riddle for 4-years and got his BS degree in Aeronautical Science there. After graduating, he went and got his flight instructor's certificate and he did flight instructing for about1-2 years to accumulate flight hours. He then applied for a job at Continental Express...there were 25 candidates and the panel selected only 3...my brother was one of them and one of the people who interviewed him told him that he was impressed with my brother's resume and the fact that he had ERAU on his resume made it even more attractive. I think that's how highly respected ERAU is. Unfortunately, 9-11 had its effects and my brother was furloughed but it didn't take him long to gain employment at Skywest Airlines...now he flies CRJ-200 and 700s. Before he got the job at Continental, he had approx. 1500 flight hours. And before he got the job at Skywest Airlines, he had approx. 2000 hrs. Good luck on your pursuit of becoming an airline pilot!
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8034 posts, RR: 25 Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2601 times:
The top 3 in the US are Embry Riddle, UND, and Western Michigan. I'd recommend the latter 2, however, although ERAU is a great school. From what I've heard, though, it's much too political and having ERAU on your resume versus UND or WMich doesn't make a lick of difference. Also, ERAU is by far much more expensive. I've been researching colleges here for awhile and ERAU is almost 35 grand a year versus the 12 grand for UND or Wmich.
Fly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2562 times:
Then again you can go to ERAU my way: you can go there paying monthly installments from $800 to 1,000 no interests, no nothing, plus one or two loans and then its not much of a burden. (in the short run that is )