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What Is A Diploma In Civil Aviation?  
User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

Hi

I read somewhere that a pilot has a diploma in civil aviation. I was just wondering what that exactly is and what this can be useful for.

Thanks for any help.


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User currently offlineFanfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

Have you seen this site? http://startupaviation.com/education.aspx

User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Thanks for that site, I assume that is something similar to a „diploma in aviation“, where a PPL is a prerequisite.


Homer: Marge, it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.
User currently offlineG4LASRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a BS degree program in "Professional Aeronautics." The course of study gives one an introduction to many facets of aviation as a career. At the time I went through that program it was geared towards pilots that already had some professional flying and college experience but had not yet completed a degree.

To enter the program at that time (1991), one had to already have an associate degree, commercial pilot certificate, and so many hours of professional flying experience. At the time I an AAS, commercial/instrument/multi, and about 350 hours of FAR 135 flying time (out of about 1500 total) - that program fit me perfectly. Basically, the professional flight time became all of my upper-division elective credits, and the AAS transferred in almost completely as my lower-division credits. That left just a couple of lower-division make-up courses and my senior year to complete.

As an example, here's some of the courses I took at ERAU:

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Aviation Law
Aircraft Accident Investigation
Technical Writing
Principles of Air Traffic Control
Directed Study - A course consisting of four research papers on various aviation-related topics. Put this course together with a professor so I could graduate that spring instead of having to wait until fall.

The school I used to teach at offers a pilot-oriented AAS degree in Aviation Technology which transfers quite well to upper-division programs like this. In addition to the core technical courses like PPL, Instrument, and CPL, some of the other courses offered include:

Aviation Weather
Air Transportation
Aerodynamics
Human Factors
Crew Resource Management

I think these are great study programs to pursue if a pilot career is the goal. And they were a lot of fun, both as a student and instructor!



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User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Yes, that’s more something I was looking for. Thanks for that information.
Is there an equivalent university in Europe somewhere, as this would be somewhat better for me.

DW



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User currently offlineG4LASRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Sorry. Don't know the EU (haven't been on the continent since 1975!). ERAU has some satellite campus facilities there, located on US air bases. But I'm sure there are similar programs available locally. Have a Google at it.


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User currently offlineFanfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

Take a look at this group also
http://www.airbusiness-academy.com/ - based in Toulouse, France


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