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Old 11-03-2023, 11:04 AM
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I'm researching Flight Schools for a Senior in High School who plans to skip college, knock out ratings, and start building hours, with plans to transition to the Airlines at 21 or so. I've been researching All ATP, American Flyers, Skyborne VB, Blueline Aviation, Sling, and others. Open to Airline Cadet programs though they seem elusive to me and I hear they are mostly bottle necked right now. Open to Community Colleges as well since he is so young. Not interested in a four year program or piece meal on our own locally...want some structure and a clear path. If you have recently (or are currently) attending one of these (or any other you'd like to tell me about!) and would be willing to speak to me please DM me. Also happy to read replies on here. Love to hear the good...and bad. I'm an AA pilot, was a CFII for years, and had a full Air Force career, so I know the basics, just want some up to date information.

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Old 11-03-2023, 10:13 PM
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I'm researching Flight Schools for a Senior in High School who plans to skip college, knock out ratings, and start building hours, with plans to transition to the Airlines at 21 or so. I've been researching All ATP, American Flyers, Skyborne VB, Blueline Aviation, Sling, and others. Open to Airline Cadet programs though they seem elusive to me and I hear they are mostly bottle necked right now. Open to Community Colleges as well since he is so young. Not interested in a four year program or piece meal on our own locally...want some structure and a clear path. If you have recently (or are currently) attending one of these (or any other you'd like to tell me about!) and would be willing to speak to me please DM me. Also happy to read replies on here. Love to hear the good...and bad. I'm an AA pilot, was a CFII for years, and had a full Air Force career, so I know the basics, just want some up to date information.

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Hey, I am also a senior in high school with the same mindset. I have been looking at different flight schools and have settled on either Thrust Flight or Blue Line Aviation based on reviews and videos I've seen online. They both have 'zero to hero' programs and seem like great places to learn, but who really knows until you actually experience it yourself right?
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My oldest started at Sling in San Diego earlier this year. Happy with the program. Good environment there.
They are lower key than ATP which I've heard is like a mill. Also around 20k less for the 0-hero.
They have a ground school class in the mornings and schedulers take care of their flights.
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Not much love on this thread. Really hoping to find some reviews of Blueline Aviation. There is not much on APC on them…anybody…Bueller? I’m thinking I’m getting old, new generation of pilots maybe use YouTube, instagram etc more for passing information?
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I'm researching Flight Schools for a Senior in High School who plans to skip college, knock out ratings, and start building hours, with plans to transition to the Airlines at 21 or so. I've been researching All ATP, American Flyers, Skyborne VB, Blueline Aviation, Sling, and others. Open to Airline Cadet programs though they seem elusive to me and I hear they are mostly bottle necked right now. Open to Community Colleges as well since he is so young. Not interested in a four year program or piece meal on our own locally...want some structure and a clear path. If you have recently (or are currently) attending one of these (or any other you'd like to tell me about!) and would be willing to speak to me please DM me. Also happy to read replies on here. Love to hear the good...and bad. I'm an AA pilot, was a CFII for years, and had a full Air Force career, so I know the basics, just want some up to date information.

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I have experience with ATP and can only say "run away" as fast as possible!
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Originally Posted by PRS Guitars View Post
I'm researching Flight Schools for a Senior in High School who plans to skip college, knock out ratings, and start building hours, with plans to transition to the Airlines at 21 or so. I've been researching All ATP, American Flyers, Skyborne VB, Blueline Aviation, Sling, and others. Open to Airline Cadet programs though they seem elusive to me and I hear they are mostly bottle necked right now. Open to Community Colleges as well since he is so young. Not interested in a four year program or piece meal on our own locally...want some structure and a clear path. If you have recently (or are currently) attending one of these (or any other you'd like to tell me about!) and would be willing to speak to me please DM me. Also happy to read replies on here. Love to hear the good...and bad. I'm an AA pilot, was a CFII for years, and had a full Air Force career, so I know the basics, just want some up to date information.

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There is a flight school in southern Minnesota that does accelerated flight training. It is a smaller school with twelve airplanes and fifteen instructors. it is all one-on-one instruction. they go from Private to CFI, CFII and MEI in five to six months. I would seriously check out this school, it is called Accelerated Aviation Instruction in Owatonna, Minnesota.
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I have experience with ATP and can only say "run away" as fast as possible!
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What ATP location did you attend and what was your experience that makes you say run?
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Hi, I will PM you all the details.


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What ATP location did you attend and what was your experience that makes you say run?
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I recommend Yelp reviews prior to making a decision.


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What ATP location did you attend and what was your experience that makes you say run?
Here is the skinny. I do hiring for a major cargo carrier. The majority of candidates that come to us that graduate from license mills show up with 2-4 failures on their record. For obvious reasons these failures will follow you for most of your careers as all failures are reported to potential employers through the PRD and PRIA programs.

Anyone that tells you they have a program that will get you from zero to hero in ten months may be setting you up for multiple failures.

Do what you can to check out the schools, timing, failure rates, student reviews etc.
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