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hotbwayjoel
10-24-2006, 06:45 PM
Im 16yrs of age, wanting to become an airline pilot and presently looking for an university in the USA, to attend next year. Im not sure what university to attend, and very confused, the only thing im sure of is "DO NOT ATTEND ERAU". Im thinking of going to Averett University, and doing a conventional 4yr Bachelors Degree. The tution is under 20K per semester. Based on my predicament, what should I do. What are the best Universities to attend.
Thank you to all were willing to give me advice.


mistarose
10-24-2006, 06:55 PM
http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/showthread.php?t=4318

I go to Central Washington University, smaller college that has Direct Hire Program with Horizon Airlines. I do not know enough about other colleges to offer my opinion. Good luck!;)

hotbwayjoel
10-25-2006, 08:58 PM
ok ill check it out... thanks alot!


exxcalibur11
10-25-2006, 09:27 PM
Check out the University of North Dakota. They have great teachers, equipment, and facilities. Its pretty easy to get a non aviation degree (business...) and still take care of your flying requirements. The weather sucks and it does get cold but if you can get past that its a fun school with nice people and plenty of things to do. They also have great internship opportunities which is what I'm doing now.

waflyboy
10-26-2006, 01:08 AM
The tution is under 20K per semester.

Sorry just need to confirm you said $20K per semester. Is "under $20,000/semester" a good deal? Does that include flight training?

If you're looking for advice, here's my buck-oh-five: If you really want to study aviation and get an education that will prepare you for only an aviation career, then go to an aviation college. Otherwise, study another field that's of interest to you at some other respectable institution, do your flight training at an FBO or flight school, and save a lot of money.

[From talking to other pilots, I have heard that:] Pilot labor is pretty much a homogenous service to airlines. Flying experience counts in the hiring process. The fact that you have a college education counts in the hiring process. Where you obtained these things matters a whole lot less.

Jakob
10-26-2006, 06:39 AM
Check out the University of North Dakota. They have great teachers, equipment, and facilities. Its pretty easy to get a non aviation degree (business...) and still take care of your flying requirements. The weather sucks and it does get cold but if you can get past that its a fun school with nice people and plenty of things to do. They also have great internship opportunities which is what I'm doing now.

Hey exxcalibur11,
I'm very sorry to interrupt this thread, but I just had to. Could you possibly send me a short e-mail to: [email protected] because I can't pm you? That would be really great. I want to attend UND and would love to do an internship at a major airline so you might be able to help me out a bit! That would be really awesome. I don't want to annoy you, so if i am wasting your time, just tell me.

Thank you so much in advance

Best wishes


Jakob

hotbwayjoel
10-26-2006, 04:21 PM
Sorry just need to confirm you said $20K per semester. Is "under $20,000/semester" a good deal? Does that include flight training?

If you're looking for advice, here's my buck-oh-five: If you really want to study aviation and get an education that will prepare you for only an aviation career, then go to an aviation college. Otherwise, study another field that's of interest to you at some other respectable institution, do your flight training at an FBO or flight school, and save a lot of money.

[From talking to other pilots, I have heard that:] Pilot labor is pretty much a homogenous service to airlines. Flying experience counts in the hiring process. The fact that you have a college education counts in the hiring process. Where you obtained these things matters a whole lot less.


Yes I did say its under 20k per semister..... Im not sure if thats a good deal, thats why I made this thread. The FBOs/flight schools in jamaica, prices are, $200 United States dollors per hour, for flight time.