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Old 12-31-2005, 05:46 PM
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Just currious, why do people think ERAU is the greatest school on earth? A continental rep once came to my high school as a guest speaker, and the only aviation school he knew about was ERAU. I just do not know why this school gets so much attention. If one was to major in aviation, is it really worth paying 45-55k/yr?

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[QUOTE=edik] If one was to major in aviation, is it really worth paying 45-55k/yr?

NO!
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If one was to major in aviation, is it really worth paying 45-55k/yr?

NO!
somehow the school keeps on getting people that are willing to fork out the cash
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If you only pay 55K at ERAU - consider yourself lucky...

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Dunno.

I don't know why anyone would think any aviation school is great....all of them are ripoffs....IMHO.
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Beware I would get your multi before going there. I had a friend that went there and they milked her for 70hrs for multi engine rating. While on one hand thats good because she got a lot total multi time towards the magical 100hr mark the airlines want to see but, none of it was PIC multi time and it was really expenses.
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Any aviation school is going to be the same as another. Embry Riddle just advertises more, so you pay more.
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there is other ways to get to into the career but when you consider that 25% of all current airline pilots graduated from embry-riddle thats hard to argue with. Think about that 25% out of all the littel mom and pop FBO's, aviation colleges, and fast track programs in the country? All of you knock it but how many of you have been here. Does your FBO offer internships to almost every regional airline and most of the majors? Im not saying UND doesnt because UND is a great college too but its just a littel to far north and freezing for me. Just some thoughts.
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Embry Riddle is better because they say that they are better. Just ask anyone who has gone there.

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there is other ways to get to into the career but when you consider that 25% of all current airline pilots graduated from embry-riddle thats hard to argue with.
Let's see, I have a business degree from a non-aviation university and got all of my ratings at FBO's. As soon as I graduated from college, I went wherever there was work (several states in several years) and was never w/o a flying job. Banner towing, traffic watch, flight instructing and 135 freight.

Not going to Embry-Riddle didn't seem to slow me down one bit.

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