jayeshrulz
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The Best Flying School In The USA?

Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:35 am

Hello,

I've just finished my graduation studies, and was looking forward to enroll for CPL somewhere in the USA.
The schools i've heard is Epic Aviation, Phoenix East Aviation, but I want to know which is the best place I can purse my CPL from?
Embry Riddle and North Dakota are some that come to my mind, but do they issue a "stand-alone" CPL?
Any suggestions, recommendations, and comments shall be highly appreciated.


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RE: The Best Flying School In The USA?

Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:44 am

Before you'll be able to start work on your flying studies in the U.S/ you'll have to get permission from the TSA first. This is a backround check basically. Visit the TSA Alien Flight Student Program Web Site for more info. You'll also need the correct type of visa if you don't already have a US visa. This is explained on the website too.

Aside from that once you have TSA clearance you can take lessons from any FAA accredited flight school.

And asking which is the best flight school in the U.S. is opening a can of worms. Your question really should be "Which U.S. Flight School would be the best for ME?" Remember UND graduates can get jobs with 500 hours less than other people can, or so it has been revealed on the pages of a.net time and time again.

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RE: The Best Flying School In The USA?

Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:39 pm

Quoting type-rated (Reply 1):

And asking which is the best flight school in the U.S. is opening a can of worms. Your question really should be "Which U.S. Flight School would be the best for ME?" Remember UND graduates can get jobs with 500 hours less than other people can, or so it has been revealed on the pages of a.net time and time again.

Well my simple question is, which school is good, to get a CPL?

I know ERAU, but do they take a "stand alone" CPL course? Like No degree, just cpl?

If not, hows things with Epic?
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RE: The Best Flying School In The USA?

Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:09 pm

Where are you going to be living in the U.S.? I would choose a flight school near where you are going to live.

So I take it you are just wanting to take flying lessons and end up with your commercial license? You already have a degree from elsewhere?

If I were looking at just flying lessons, I wouldn't look at ERAU or any other university. You will pay way too much money for something you already have, a degree if this is your case.

What I did when I first started flying was that I wrote to the FAA and they provided a list of FAA Approved Flight Schools and I interviewed the flight instructors at a few of them. It was easy to find an instructor that I liked and could work well with. And it was an independent flight school not associated with any university. Eventually once I was well on my way to my private ticket I decided to just go to La Tech to complete my training.

I guess what I am trying to say is that there is no one "best place" for anyone. It all depends on your needs.

What is your eventual goal? Do you want to become an airline or corporate pilot? If so with what type of company? Most airlines and corporate aviation departments don't ooh and ahh over where you got your training. What they do look at is what kind of experience you had after your training and how you have progressed ever since.
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RE: The Best Flying School In The USA?

Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:58 am

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
Embry Riddle and North Dakota are some that come to my mind, but do they issue a "stand-alone" CPL?

As a current student at UND, not that I know of. I think you have to take the ground school classes with it and I think you have to be an undergrad student to do it. But I wouldn't quote me on that. Send someone at aerospace an e-mail, they're pretty good at getting back to you quick. If you have any questions about UND PM me.
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