|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.
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
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.
For more info on this GREAT university go to http://www.fit.edu
[Edited 2005-09-06 18:07:22]