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Old 06-18-2010, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm looking at Unviersitys to go to to get my Bachelors degree in perso and work up to masters online. With a flight school also to get all my certs and ratings. I was looking at Embry-Riddle Prescott. However, I see that not alot of people like there. So what are some good ones that are FAA approved?
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The one that has been named the best offically is Embry Riddle Daytona Campus then US Air Force Academy. I still think University of North Dakota is the best when it comes to Academics and the study for Aviation. Embry Riddle is over-rated... I mean its a good school and all but for the price it just isnt worth it. University of North Dakota is a very good school... alot of people complain about the snow and the weather but think of it as better training. Purdue has a good aviation program too. as far as the best goes take your pick Embry Riddle - Airforce Academy - UND
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DON'T GET AN AVIATION DEGREE!!!!

Pick a good school that offers both aviation and a degree in another field that is of interest to you. Get a "real" degree and do your flight training through the university. This way you have something else to fall back on in the event your aviation career hits a dead end. And as the previous poster stated, varied weather is your friend. It will make you a better pilot.


Purdue and UND both offer a wide variety of degree programs and have superb aviation departments. Remember that one of the great advantages of certain schools are the connections the have, such as internships, etc...

Here is a link to a listing of schools with aviation programs. Good luck!

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DON'T GET AN AVIATION DEGREE!!!!

Pick a good school that offers both aviation and a degree in another field that is of interest to you. Get a "real" degree and do your flight training through the university. This way you have something else to fall back on in the event your aviation career hits a dead end. And as the previous poster stated, varied weather is your friend. It will make you a better pilot.


That's exactly what i'm doing, except i'm getting the real degree and flight training through a community college so it is even cheaper than a university. Plus, even though it is out of county for me my designated community college does not offer aviation so I get to pay in county tuition. It also is close enough to home so that I can commute and still be a non-rent-paying/freeloading off my parents house kinda guy. After i'm done with the community college i'll transfer to one of the 4 year colleges around here for business admin (the real degree). I recommend trying to do something similiar if at all possible because this has been working out pretty well for me so far
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The one that has been named the best offically is Embry Riddle Daytona Campus then US Air Force Academy. I still think University of North Dakota is the best when it comes to Academics and the study for Aviation. Embry Riddle is over-rated... I mean its a good school and all but for the price it just isnt worth it. University of North Dakota is a very good school... alot of people complain about the snow and the weather but think of it as better training. Purdue has a good aviation program too. as far as the best goes take your pick Embry Riddle - Airforce Academy - UND
Although I wouldn't think of the USAFA as a Aviation University; in the post above, did you really list ERAU ABOVE the Air Force Academy?

You say that "it has been named". Do you know WHO named it that and have a link or something to the article or study?

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The one that has been named the best offically is Embry Riddle Daytona Campus then US Air Force Academy.
YHGTBSM...

First off, they have different purposes.

USAFA: Prepare future military officers to serve in the AF. As an aside, a lot of them get flight training and flying careers out of the deal. Full scholarship with allowance.

ERAU: Separate naive young people from their parent's money. ERAU no longer has any favorable reputation in the aviation industry...if anything people wonder about your judgement for getting scammed.
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Although I wouldn't think of the USAFA as a Aviation University; in the post above, did you really list ERAU ABOVE the Air Force Academy?

You say that "it has been named". Do you know WHO named it that and have a link or something to the article or study?

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US News does the rankings each year for Universities and Embry Riddle Daytona Campus has held the #1 in aviation for about as long as they have been ranking. USAF Academy is #2 and ERAU AZ Campus is #3
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What I have herd is the USAF Academy flight training is mediocre, The government contracted out the flight training to a place called Doss Aviation in Pueblo Colorado. The CFI standards are low for a job at doss teaching cadets Employment

Keep in mind when the Government contracts civillians for anything the contract goes to the lowest bidder. You should know that being in the Marines and all. What gives the USAF Academy such a good name is dispite their hands on flight training they do have a really good academic standard. Plus add the 6 years of active duty and experience.
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US News does the rankings each year for Universities and Embry Riddle Daytona Campus has held the #1 in aviation for about as long as they have been ranking. USAF Academy is #2 and ERAU AZ Campus is #3
Top Schools for Aeronautics, Aviation and Aerospace Science

What I have herd is the USAF Academy flight training is mediocre, The government contracted out the flight training to a place called Doss Aviation in Pueblo Colorado. The CFI standards are low for a job at doss teaching cadets Employment

Keep in mind when the Government contracts civillians for anything the contract goes to the lowest bidder. You should know that being in the Marines and all. What gives the USAF Academy such a good name is dispite their hands on flight training they do have a really good academic standard. Plus add the 6 years of active duty and experience.

You and the news media are both seriously confused...the flight training provided to service academy cadets by contractors is for introductory purposes only and is used to help screen candidates for REAL military flight training.

That occurs AFTER graduation and is conducted by military instructors in high-performance turbine powered military aircraft and is generally regarded as the best in the world.

US news is obviously clueless about the process, and Riddle flight training in no way compares to USAF flight training.
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