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Best Flight School/School Out There?  
User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3644 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.

Thanks


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Oxford in the UK is one of the best, but a bit pricey


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Massey Universtity in NZ, it's like 3rd in the world or something like that.

User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

http://jetcareers.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php

Look around at the bottom of the page to compare the colleges/flightschools in the U.S.


User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

Spartan School of Aeronautics
Tulsa, OK



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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Thanks for the answers so far........can you provide a link to Oxford, Horus, that does BOTH flight and chool at the same time?

Anyone else know any???

Cheers



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5913 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Hey-
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 hope that helps- check out www.letu.edu

If you have any questions, email me.

R


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

Nothing beats having Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. written on your curriculum.

They ranked above the USAF according to US News and have been first place in aeronautical engineering for many consecutive years. The best of the best, period. ($$$ though)

I'll begin classes in Prescott this fall.

http://www.erau.edu/index.html


(Ohh yeah, I am really biased Big grin )

[Edited 2004-07-08 06:57:20]

User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Western Michigan University in Battle Creek

http://www.wmich.edu/~aviation/

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.



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User currently offlineSleak76 From Kuwait, joined Nov 2000, 345 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3397 times:

Fly2HMO

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  Smile 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.

ERAU website is simply www.erau.edu



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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3392 times:

University of North Dakota Is good too. Also ever thought of Mesa Academy. Not sure if they give a degree though?


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User currently offlineMacmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3389 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!


User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3382 times:

About Embry-Riddle, what course do you have to take to get flight training too? Can I take Computer Engineering?

Also, since no costs are CLEARLY mentioned, can anyone tell me the approximate pice per semester? There are 2 semesters in a year, right?

Cheers



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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3372 times:

is Huffman aviation school still out there?


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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3357 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.


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User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2471 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

I would also recommend Jacksonville University. It has a great program and you get trained on Delta conx aircraft. It is a pretty good bargin too...if 33,000 is a bargin  Wink/being sarcastic.

XJR



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User currently offlineLoggat From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3332 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.

Purdue has 38,000 undergraduate students and hundreds of degree programs. Check out http://www.tech.purdue.edu/at

Good luck in your search



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User currently offlineMacmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Flymia:

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!


User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

Thanks Macmac76: Thats all the info I wanted. Thats great that your brother made it to the Airlines. Good Job by him! Hope to be doing the same thing soon.


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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

I'm a senior at UND majoring in Commercial Aviation. A couple of airlines that I know of seem to look pretty favorably upon us. Send me an email and I'll give you some more information if you like.

Joel

www.aero.und.edu


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8341 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3230 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.


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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3191 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 Big grin)

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