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Old 11-05-2010, 10:55 PM   #1  
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Default University of Alaska Anchorage

Does anybody have any information on the Aviation Program there? I heard it was pretty popular?
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:00 AM   #2  
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I am current UAA student. Are you looking at the piloting program? If so look else where.

Pros:
  • Great classroom education
  • Affordable classroom education, once you become a resident
Cons:
  • Expensive. Basically $200/hr dual for a 172.
  • Only get to fly twice a week.
  • Weather. Sometimes you can go a month without flying.
  • Huge wait list for starting flying.
I hope that helps. From what I have heard the ATC program is awesome, and I am not sure about the management program.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:14 PM   #3  
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DONT DO IT. Use a local flight school, wont rip you off (as bad)
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #4  
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It sounds like a common problem with the program is its cost. If you had all your flight training and college paid for do you think that you would enjoy the program more?
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Old 12-08-2010, 01:17 AM   #5  
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It sounds like a common problem with the program is its cost. If you had all your flight training and college paid for do you think that you would enjoy the program more?
Not really. The length it takes to get the ratings makes you lose interest. I have been working on my instrument rating for two years.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:13 AM   #6  
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Not really. The length it takes to get the ratings makes you lose interest. I have been working on my instrument rating for two years.
2 years? That's a pretty good wait. Why is it that it takes this long to get a rating there? Is there alot of other students in your position? Waiting years to get ratings?
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:52 AM   #7  
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2 years? That's a pretty good wait. Why is it that it takes this long to get a rating there? Is there alot of other students in your position? Waiting years to get ratings?
For one the weather plays a huge factor. During the winter the freezing level drops and makes cross countrys hard to do. I have gone one month between flights. That and you only get scheduled twice a week.

There are other students in a very similiar position. For some students it takes longer to do the flying than all the classwork. I know two people that have been working on their commercial for two years.
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Hey AS pilot 2be. Do you know if any of your colleagues there shoot any video of their flight training. I'm trying to gather video of the Anchorage area in that its a very unique with the terrain you have there. As well whats a good fbo to get checked out in a 172 over at Merrill Field. I spend alot of time up there doing the airline thing. It looks like I will have access to a 206 on floats this summer. I need some info on what lakes are around there as well and how big of a gun I need to bring along for the bear action...I'm a floatplane junkie.
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Hey AS pilot 2be. Do you know if any of your colleagues there shoot any video of their flight training. I'm trying to gather video of the Anchorage area in that its a very unique with the terrain you have there. As well whats a good fbo to get checked out in a 172 over at Merrill Field. I spend alot of time up there doing the airline thing. It looks like I will have access to a 206 on floats this summer. I need some info on what lakes are around there as well and how big of a gun I need to bring along for the bear action...I'm a floatplane junkie.
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I sent you some info in a PM.
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To bad you guys can't go south and train between semesters to get the flight training done faster. It took me 2 years for my Private, 2 for both my Commercial/Instrument, and 1 for my CFI, not because of weather, but because I was poor. I feel bad for you guys.
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