Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2866 posts, RR: 5 Posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1560 times:
I'm interested in becoming an airline pilot, and I'm currently researched numerous flight schools. Can anyone give me some tips about choosing the right flight school? Some of the schools I'm looking at include Comair Aviation Academy, Pan Am Flight Academy and Sierra Academy of Aeronautics. What should I look for? How much will it cost? Anyone who has information - and especially anyone who has graduated from an academy, any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Iflewrepublic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 537 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1539 times:
If I were you, I would check in with the military. Go and talk with a recruiter and explain that you want to become a commercial pilot and that you are wondering how they can help you get there. In so doing, you will gain the much needed flight time, not to mention experience, and you will be paid for your time and efforts. The airlines love people who have come out of the military.
Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
US AIRWAYS From United States of America, joined May 1999, 432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1531 times:
I am also looking at numerous flight schools because I will be a senior this coming fall and will need to apply somewhere. Judging by your profile, you are located out west, so you should try Embry-Riddle in Prescott Arizona. I hear they have a really great program. My brother's father-in-law attended there and said it was amazing. I am looking at Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, as well as Ohio State and State University of New York at Farmingdale. I do know that the tuition of Embry-Riddle is high.
GRIMREAPER From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1515 times:
I am also doing the same checking. I`ve looked at COM-AIR, North American Institute of Aviation (NAIA), PAN-AM and a lot of others. I know for a fact that a lot of pilots would recommend NAIA, but i find COM-AIR interesting because it would be a possible quick way into DELTA.
Let me know if you find out anything that could help us make up our minds!!!
Anyone else who has information to pass on, are also free to mail me.
JETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
You owe it to yourself to visit Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach before you make any decisions regarding you flight training.
Do not look for schools associated with airlines. The school isn't offering you anything that you wouldn't be eligable for comming out of any flight school. It's an incredible pilot market right now. Comairs associations are from a time when the market was less than desirable. They are taking advantage of people who think they will be benefit.
Get the best training possible. A job will come. I was very unimpresseed with Commair.