gr325
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What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:53 pm

Hi,

I have got my eye on the delta connection academy for my pilot training. BUt until recently I had never heard of them.
Can somebody tell me that they are like? Are the good, ok, or maybe not good.

Always better to have some inside information.  Wink/being sarcastic

Thanks
GR325
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mjzair
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:09 am

The Delta Connection Academy has a very good reputation in pilot training. I currently attend, and am very happy with the way things are going. Please feel free to e-mail me with any specific questions.
What I can tell you is this..
You start out with Private Pilot training, move on to Instrument, then commercial, multi, CFI and then CFII.
This can take anywhere from 8-18 months to complete based on many factors such as ability and weather...
You can expect to pay top dollar for training there, but remember, you get what you pay for.
 
jhooper
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:36 am

They'll give you a free airline ticket to come down and tour the academy if you call and ask them.

Best of luck in whatever path you choose, but there are no guarantees in life...especially not in this business.
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gr325
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:33 am

Sounds good a free trip to see their academy. Is on my list. Thanks for your repley's.
I have heard that they pay you to become an instructor after the training to build up some hours. What is true about that story?
Thanks for the answers.
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airliner777
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:49 am

Mjzair: Where are you based?

That's right, they pay the trip, then you pay around $35000+++ for the training. Not a bad deal! HEHEHE Also, they pay the instructors $10 an hour if they need them. Don't get me wrong they are really professional at DCA. (Delta Connection Academy, not Dulles Airport)  Big grin

Fly safe.
 
ATL2CDG
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:54 am

Too bad DCA is Ronald Reagan National Airport, not Dulles.
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ual747den
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:01 am

If you have lots of money and want to fly with Delta that is the way to go. If you don't want to waste thousands of dollars just go to a regular instructor. Delta Academy is a good place to go if you want to fast track your carrier and stay with Delta, but there are plenty of other ways to go if you don't have the money to throw away!
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ATL2CDG
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:16 am

UAL474DEN:

Delta Connection Academy will do NOTHING for one's desire to join Delta. DCA will simply put one on a fast track for Comair, a wholly-owned subsidary of Delta Air Lines, Inc. There is no guarantee that successful completion of the program at DCA will result in a job with Comair, simply an interview. And even if one were to be hired with Comair via DCA, there is NO regime for Comair pilots to transition to Delta. They would have to be hired off the street just like every Tom, Dick and Harry out there... and Delta won't be hiring flight crews for a LOOOOOOOONG time.

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sevenair
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:29 am

Ive had my eye on them for a while, you think it woul be cheeky to ask them to fly me over from London???? hehehe
but seriously, i think they sound good
 
gr325
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:48 am

Same for me, will have to go via london or amsterdam as well.
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jhooper
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:50 pm

They wouldn't care where you're coming from. You'll be flying as a nonrev (standby) anyway, so it's not like they're losing any money by offering you a free ticket.

I did the tour. Something about them looked shady; I can't quite pin down exactly what it was. This was when they were Comair Academy, before they became DCA, so maybe things have changed. It seemed like their "counselor" was nothing but a salesman who was promising me things that he can't possibly guarantee.
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JAL777
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:54 pm

Can I fly down and come back up on the same day???
 
JBirdAV8r
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:04 pm

DCA will simply put one on a fast track for Comair, a wholly-owned subsidary of Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Not entirely true. Delta offers guaranteed job interviews with all of the Delta Connection carriers: ASA (ahem, your company), ACA (?), Chautaqua, Comair, and SkyWest.

There is no guarantee that successful completion of the program at DCA will result in a job with Comair, simply an interview.

Correct. The published 97% of Academy flight instructor candidates (800 hours dual given with Comair, 50 hrs. multi) number is accurate...let's just say that everyone I know who has gotten the guaranteed interview now has a job at Comair (that's where everyone I knew elected to go) and are actively flying.

And even if one were to be hired with Comair via DCA, there is NO regime for Comair pilots to transition to Delta. They would have to be hired off the street just like every Tom, Dick and Harry out there...

Yes...but is there ANY US major subsidiary that allows this "regime" of which you speak?

... and Delta won't be hiring flight crews for a LOOOOOOOONG time.

Delta tentatively plans to recall all pilots to active duty within two years. I guarantee if anyone starts their DCA training ab initio right now, they won't even be ready for their Comair interview by then. You don't need to think about Delta right now.
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nycfuturepilot
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:14 pm

I have heard that if you go there you work as a flight instructor for the academy for 800 hours at i believe $7.50 an hour.
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jhooper
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:19 pm

Yes...but is there ANY US major subsidiary that allows this "regime" of which you speak?


Didn't Continental Express at (at one time at least) allow RJ pilots to step up to mainline? Conversely, there were some on mainline who were busted down to express after 9/11.
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JBirdAV8r
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RE: What Do You Know About Delta Connection Academy

Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:09 pm

I have heard that if you go there you work as a flight instructor for the academy for 800 hours at i believe $7.50 an hour.

$10/hr.
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