ag92
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University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engineer

Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:20 pm

What universities would be considered good for Aviation Management degrees, Pilots and Aeronautical Engineers and how do we actually get to the positions - like what all do you have to take and how long before you can actually become one of those
 
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:51 pm



Quoting Ag92 (Thread starter):
What universities would be considered good for Aviation Management degrees, Pilots and Aeronautical Engineers

Uhh, in the USA, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and University of North Dakota are two good ones.
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:39 pm



Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 1):
Uhh, in the USA, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and University of North Dakota are two good ones.

In addition:

Western Michigan University
Middle Tennessee State University
Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale
University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign

...to name just a few of the more well-known ones.
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:02 am

Purdue University is another notable school for those subjects. I am majoring in Aviation Management and would be happy to answer any of your questions, feel free to e-mail me.
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:55 am

UVSC- Soon to be UVU has the global aviation program. You can get a BS in Aviation Management or Professional Pilot.
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:24 pm

OK thanks alot for your information. My next question would be that I will be taking IB next year, is there anything I should watch out to become either of those three professions.

Like what subjects will be necessary.

I have always been told that never join the world of aviation due to the stability, but inside I know that this is what I want to do and want to do exclusively
 
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:57 am

If you wish to do a Masters or Postgraduate don't forget the internationally renowned Cranford University in the UK:

http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/students/prospectus/courses/page821.jsp
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:51 pm



Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 4):
UVSC- Soon to be UVU has the global aviation program. You can get a BS in Aviation Management or Professional Pilot.

Eastern Michigan University in beautiful downtown Ypsilanti, MI has both as well. I got my BS in Aviation Management there and became a professional pilot.
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:55 pm

Does anyone know the best way of travel between Chicago and UND? Its on my list of schools to possibly go to and It just seems like its in the middle of no where. Thanks
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:59 pm



Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 8):
It just seems like its in the middle of no where.

Make no mistake - it is!

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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:15 pm

Im not sure f this is the place to ask this but it seems like some of you guys may have the answers so I'll give it a shot.

I have always wanted to be a professional pilot and investigated it last year but decided that the cost involved (about 70k euro) was too high. Since then however I have kept thinking of it and think its something I should do. I am looking for some reccomendations for a good flying school where I can go from zero to fully rated. Preferably I would like some kind of a structured course & would prefer to be based in or near a decent sized city!! On a side note, would it be preferable to get some kind of education in aviation management also, and if so is there some kind of course where I could do both?

Sorry for all the questions

Thanks in advance
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:08 pm

You should visit www.ucas.com to see what´s available at undergraduate level in the UK.

Loughborough´s very good for undergraduate Air Transport Management.
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:12 pm

I think University of Purdue is the best one for all of those and than Embry Riddle and Univeristy of North Dakota.
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:05 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 9):

Make no mistake - it is!

Thats kind of a turn off since I get to fly for free, my mom works for AA.
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:47 pm



Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 13):
Thats kind of a turn off since I get to fly for free, my mom works for AA.

UND, Riddle, etc are great if you want to eat, sleep, and breathe aviation. It will be four years of airplanesairplanesairplanesairplanesairplanes....

If you'd like a more varied (some say balanced) education, schools like Western Michigan offer a more traditional 'college' experience. Lots of communication and management classes, for example, take place on campus among other student groups.

Don't get me wrong - I love aviation as much as anyone, but at WMU, I really enjoyed occasionally being surrounded by discussions that didn't involve airplanes.  yes 

2H4

P.S. - On a semi-related note - When I interned at a major US airline, I discovered something rather interesting. With the very occasional exception, the experienced pilots, instructors, and check-airmen tend to view interns who talk about aviation 24/7 as pretty dull and uninteresting. Get into the habit of striking up conversations about golf, politics, music, current events, etc, and suddenly, you're the cool intern with whom they enjoy spending time.  Wink
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:19 am



Quoting Ebs757 (Reply 8):
Does anyone know the best way of travel between Chicago and UND? Its on my list of schools to possibly go to and It just seems like its in the middle of no where. Thanks

If you want to fly commercially there, NW is the only airline that goes there, so probably ORD-MSP-GFK would be the best choice.

UND is a few hours Northwest of where I live (Alexandria, MN - AXN), so we get a few of their planes that are doing cross country flights in the fall and spring.
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RE: University For Aviation Management/Pilot/Engin

Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:16 am

You mentioned engineering, and let me say as an engineer that the most common degree to have when working in aviation as an engineer is actually Mechanical Engineering. Aeronautical engineering and electrical engineering are also very common. If you choose to go that route, be prepared to work very hard for your undergraduate degree. The good thing though is that a bachelors is usually all you need to get into the field. Any school is good enough. Choose one that is well known for engineering and excel at it. US News and World Report is a good starting point. I went to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and now work at Boeing. It all depends on what you want to do. I get to work around airplanes all day in a factory, and love it. However engineering can be a tough road that isn't always that fun. I know tons of people that started engineering degrees and eventually decided that they would either get a different degree or move out of engineering once they graduated.
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