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Old 08-12-2009, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Top rated flight academies in the USA?

What is the best flight academy in the USA in terms of VALUE?
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What is the best flight academy in the USA in terms of VALUE?
Prairie Air Service, Inc, is one in my opinion/experience.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't know if it's okay on this forum to name schools but since he asked. Check out FultonAviation.com. Their prices are resonable.
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If I am not mistaken there is no ranking of flight schools anywhere. Just the pr from the school selling itself.
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How about trying the United States Airforce? They have a pretty good fight academy.

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Excellent idea except one minor detail.... can't you get stuck in a building "flying" a predator?
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Excellent idea except one minor detail.... can't you get stuck in a building "flying" a predator?
Wow that would suck...what do you even log that as?


Back on topic. Central Texas College, yes I go there, has a great program and its pretty affordable partly because it partially funded by the state. Its a 141 school with many degree programs, if you want get credit for your certificates then you can do the Aviation Science Degree, but I know some ppl on this site have their own thoughts on that, but like i said you dont have too. CTC is a 2 yr junior state college but Texas A&M Central Texas is right next door to do your Bachelor's and Master's. They've been around for over 40 years and their planes are maintained very well. Fleet consists of 8 Cessna 152s for primary, 2 Piper Archers for intrument, 2 Mooney M20Js for Commercial and a Cessna 310R for multi. They are also affiliated with NIFA (National Intercollegiate Flying Association) and have their own flight time. CTC placed 9th in the Nation among schools like ERAU, UND, etc. and got top 2 yr school in 2008.

The bad, Killeen, TX is a worthless town supported by nearby Fort Hood. Not much to do but maybe go to Austin which is like 1 hr away. Part time jobs pay very low too.

I did alot of research before going with this place and I am glad to go there. My philosophy is you shouldnt have to shell out 100k plus for school to get a job that starts you out at 15k/yr or less. for more info www.ctcd.edu/aviation
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Wow that would suck...what do you even log that as?
It would suck for so long, until you're eligible again to bid for any airplane in the fleet after your tour of duty of flying killer video games for a year or two. Fighters PLEASE! Military is the only academy that's worth going to, unless your next door neighbor happens to be the chief pilot of a major airline.
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