Delta15
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College Flying...

Thu Jul 05, 2001 3:14 am

Hey,
I was wondering if college students taking aviation programs can study abroad? Also do most students just quit flying over the summer when schools out? Ide imagine you need to be flying on at least a weekly basis to keep up with your ratings. Well hope some of ya can help me with this, thank you very much in advance for the info.
 
Purdue Arrow
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RE: College Flying...

Thu Jul 05, 2001 6:26 am

While you can do any study abroad program offered by your school, I am not aware of any study-abroad aviation programs. They may be there, I'm just not aware of any. Also, there are likely to be more study-abroad opportunities at more rounded schools (Purdue, UIUC) than at schools that are focused on aviation.

For the second question, most students at Purdue (I can't speak for other schools) do not fly at Purdue over the summer, but most don't stop flying all together. As soon as you have a private pilot certificate, you can rent planes from local airports anywhere in the country, so a lot of students rent planes at home over the summer. Also, after you earn a commercial pilot certificate (2nd year at Purdue - again, I can't speak for other schools) you can do commercial flying in the summer. Many students become instructors, as I did, but there are also a lot of other jobs for low-time pilots. I know of people from Purdue who have done bannertowing, glider towing, and corporate flying over the summers.

Hope that helps - let me know if you need more info.
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: College Flying...

Thu Jul 05, 2001 10:39 am

When I was a student at Embry-Riddle, they operated on a trimester system. Classes held year round. I imagine it's still the same.

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TAA_Airbus
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RE: College Flying...

Thu Jul 05, 2001 5:30 pm

You can study wherever you like. If you lucky to get accepted somewhere else and want to go there and learn something, go for it. Im sure you can apply for exemptions upon your return.

And during summer when uni/college is out, everyone continues with there flying, and study for that matter.
Im on my mid year break now, despite not being taught anything, Im still teaching myself stuff. You need to if you want to be a good and SAFE pilot!
 
skyhawk
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RE: College Flying...

Fri Jul 06, 2001 11:33 am

My husband graduated from Embry-Riddle and now my son is a senior there and yes theydo have flying ops year round. They have a fall term, spring term, then 2 summer terms(much shorter of course).
Note to IMissPiedmont - when did you graduate from Riddle? Were you at the Daytona Beach campus?
 
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RE: College Flying...

Fri Jul 06, 2001 11:37 am

Purdue also offers summer flying, but most people choose not to stay on campus. Our summer session is 12 weeks, with 3 4-week modules. Flight courses are offered in the first module for short courses and the second 2 for long courses (I have 2 students in 50-hour flight courses right now). The courses are the same that are offered in the school year, so doing it in the summer just means you are ahead in the fall.
 
doug_or
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RE: College Flying...

Fri Jul 06, 2001 3:08 pm

Purdue Arrow- who are the students? (some of my friends are flying this semester)
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RE: College Flying...

Sat Jul 07, 2001 1:04 am

My students are Nick, CJ, and John. Who do you know here this summer? Are they people from OR? None of my students are from that area.
 
doug_or
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RE: College Flying...

Sat Jul 07, 2001 4:29 am

Ben Harris, tall guy from manhattan becah, CA was my roomie spring smester. Also Dana Curran from Boston MA, at least I think shes there for summer. Those were the two i was pretty sure were going for summer.
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