It's official. DCA
is getting the axe, albeit less abruptly than EWB. We were told at a meeting this afternoon.
The base shuts down March 31st. Among the reasons DCA
cited were the same enrollment issues as at New Bedford, which is fishy, as there are at least 20 new private students this quarter. They also said that "not enough hours were being flown" at the base.
Originally, the base was to close at the end of Fall Quarter, but the schools were able to reach an agreement keeping it open until March. Sinclair hopes to have their own flight school up and running by then, which is awaiting approval. The irony is that we may get much better equipment at lower rates.
|Quoting Flyinryan99 (Reply 4):
I was wondering how the DCA was doing in DAY for this reason.
They've seemed to do well ever since they opened that branch in 2004, though there are few (if any) flights on weekends. IIRC, there were about 15 students when I started there in 2005 & that number has increased steadily in recent years. There are probably 45-50 students in the program now, not including dispatch & A&P students. There are also 4 Sinclair/DCA
alums that are now instructors at the base, with a 5th awaiting an interview (as she has been since May).
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