Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1497 posts, RR: 19 Posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 51070 times:
Like there are ratings for top business schools etc. is there a site which ranks the best flight schools globally? If yes please advise. If not, would appreciate your comments on which ones are considered the top ten for commercial pilot training.
Thanks for your feedback.
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Aman777 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 13 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 50862 times:
I have also never come across such a ranking.
I am from Canada and the best flight school for commercial pilot training school in Canada in the eyes of many is Coastal Pacific Aviation. I attended four years of school there and I would recommend it to any person who is looking to peruse a career as a professional pilot.
Bo__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 50804 times:
I am curious as to how Canadian schools work out for aviation.
There are a couple that offer commercial pilot aviation program with a diploma.
Someday I want to enroll at a good school and do my flight training as well as to get a good education and be rewarded with a degree.
Anybody whos enrolled in Canadian schools: How do you cope with financial costs, and how is the education itself like what things do you learn? Math?
In the U.S. many are in my head .. ERAU is one but they are too expensive.
Jacksonville and Ohio State University I heard have good programs,
UNorth Dakota is also very good. But how are the smaller schools?
I think that would be a good option as it would save thousands.
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Wiggidy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 50738 times:
UND is by far the best in this country. Best and most diverse fleet from helicopters to jet aircraft and a respected 4 year degree (which is required for many airlines in the world.) I did three years of research and applied to Purdue, both ERAU campuses, Western Mich, UND, and got accepted to all of them. I made my decision after visiting every campus but W Mich and getting many outsider opinions. My advice is to do the same that I did and dont slack on research to choose the school thats right for you. Ultimately for me however the choice was based on the helicopter program not offered at any other school in the US, but as far as commercial aviation is concerned UND is number 1. Feel free to ask me for any further details on fleet or degree programs
Bo__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2765 posts, RR: 19 Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 50612 times:
What Aviation/Pilot related programs are there at UND?
I want to study Aeronautical Engineering and do Commercial pilots training altogether with a degree at the end. I don't know if something like that is possible albeit very expensive.
I live in Canada and there is a college in my city that has a "professional pilot" program which offers a diploma after two years. I need a degree as a diploma won't cut it.
Are you still enrolled in UND or graduated?
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Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1796 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 50486 times:
Whatever flightschool you are interested in, I suggest you stay away from the Florida ones and look toward Arizona. Over there there's good year round flying with very favorable weather (don't have to worry about a string of hurricanes interrupting your flight training).
Be prepared to spend at least $60,000 if you want to go from no experience to being a shoe-in for the commuter airlines. 5 years of below poverty income for flight hours is also no picnic either. But the good news is that the airline industry on the Low-fare side is booming and airlines like jetBlue, Southwest, AirTran and the like need pilots. The legacies on the other hand couldn't lay pilots off faster or cut their benefits with any less mercy.
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Paul From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 374 posts, RR: 3 Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 50334 times:
I second that Oxford Aviation is the best in Europe. My brother is studying there and his class has the highest marks in the history of the school. Pretty awesome. He should not have much trouble finding a job after he graduates.
Mainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 382 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 50200 times:
I'm in my junior year at Purdue. I came in with no flight experience and now have my commercial license with instrument rating, and am now working on my multi-engine rating. The training is superb...what other school has you flying 727-100 and -200 simulators, as well as first officer on a KingAir 200? I'll admit that it is expensive, especially if you're out of state. But my parents advised me to do what I've always dreamed of and not let the cost of my education be a deterrant.
Luisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 50166 times:
Quoting Lastordu (Reply 5): I have talked to people that aren't into aviation and they have hard that it is the Harvard of flying schools.
FIT Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne is a Top school. It has a huge fleet of new Piper aircraft and a great 4 year degree program.
ERAU is probably the Julliard of Flight Schools ERAU boast that they have excellent weather and they are very prestigious, the truth is that you wont get your hands on a plane in your first year. If you are lucky maybe on your second. There are just too many people wanting to fly and not enough planes, besides you don't get to know people and things outside of the aviation environment and with 80% of the population male, your dating prospects are well... grim, for some people at least, others find a lot of options if you know what I mean
FIT is a very prestigious University, with the same weather advantage that ERAU has, plus you get academic education in areas outside aviation which is a huge plus. Also you are guaranteed that during your entire flight training you will have 3 slots a week, always. Simulator time is included, including a B1900 simulator. In ERAU you have to pay for the 757 sim and you can only use it like at 12-2AM because it is always booked and it will cost you about 400-500 per hour. ERAU was very appealing to me at first, but when I heard these comments from former students who transferd to FIT, I made my choice, FIT is the way to go If you want a great aviation university. Class sizes are a huge problem at ERAU, in FIT you never see more than 30 students in a class. And professors know you and help you out. Most professors talk to you on first name basis and know you when you cross them on campus. And they can even get you internship programs in airlines.
Also, all FIT grads are guaranteed an interview with COexpress and AAeagle when they have 500 hours. And most top students get jobs as instructors in their junior year.
Wiggidy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 113 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 50089 times:
I am currently a senior at UND majoring in comm av-helicopter. There are many majors to choose from here, Ill list a few:
BS in commercial avition (fixed wing and helicopter)
BS in aviation management
BS in aviation education
BS in air traffic control (top school in the country so ATC majors tell me)
Id say these are the top majors in no particular order. As far as engineering is concerned, I have no idea. We have quite a large engineering school, but its not associated with the aviation side. We also have great atmospheric science, computer science, and space studies programs. Its a great school that can offer a whole lot more than places like flight safety or airline academies. Let me know if you want any more info