CcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2048 times:
It's the same with a mechanic. Some people join the Air Force and get their training there and some go to colleges that specify in it. The only thing is that if you research then you can make your decision. I am thinking about getting my pilot's licence and what I am doing is getting my training now at a private flight school and then when I get to college I can take off for flight training and cost in my tuition when I go.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
Flyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
I would recommend that if you take the civilian route (non air force) that you go to a University. You will learn more about aviation as a whole than just getting licenses from a private company. Do what you want and have fun
De727ups From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1943 times:
If you have other interests in addition to flying...it would be smarter to get a non-aviation degree from the college or university of your choice. The airlines do NOT care what your degree is in...just that you can check the box that says you have a BS/BA degree. A non-aviation degree gives you something to fall back on during hard times in the industry or if you lose your medical for some reason. Also, it could help you have a second job at something else you enjoy in addition to flying, as some flying jobs give you a lot of time off. The non-aviation route is cheaper, too, and you can train at any flight school.