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Old 09-29-2015, 06:18 PM   #1  
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Default 4 year University or mom & pop?

Hi all,

I am currently a freshman at a 4 year university in Ohio. I am realizing that part 141, particularly at this program and with Ohio's weather, is going to take a long time to get through. I am considering going back home to Virginia and getting ratings through my CFI, and then instructing while getting a four year somewhere in Arizona or Florida. What is everyone's opinion on this. Seems like this whole 4 year deal takes a ridiculous amount of time, when I could be getting everything done in less than a year back home, and for a lot cheaper.
I appreciate any feedback!
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Old 09-29-2015, 06:57 PM   #2  
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get the CFI, start instructing, do school online.
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and I should also mention that the university has a reduced ATP and a king air that they have an internship for once you reach CFII. Granted, it would probably take 4 or more years to get CFII...
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Get your ratings, start building time! You don't need your degree till you apply to a major, start building time early! Do your degree online.


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Started out at Embry Riddle Aeronautical Science program but realized that this particular degree is as good as your health is. Decided also that it was too darn expensive to pay x USD per flight hour when you can pay X-70% at the FBO on the same field for the same flight hour where in essence you get the same license issued by the same agency (FAA). Changed my major to Aeronautical Studies in Aviation management, got my tickets at the FBO for alot less money and ended up using my management degree to start a non aviation career that lasted almost 28 years. Go mom and pop and seek degree program to keep you alive in case..............
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IMHO, do not do school online. Life is a journey, enjoy it.

You will have he rest of your life to work and fly airplanes.

If flying is who you are instead of what you do, then go ahead and do it online I suppose.
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Take it from someone on the late bus. Start the career, get the seniority, retire young. Then you have more cash and cheaper tickets for your "journey". Investigate. There are multiple paths today.

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What is the rush... stay where you're at, get your degree and get your rating.
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What is the rush... stay where you're at, get your degree and get your rating.
This is good advice. I have one and not the slightest as to why. No reason to think it had anything to do with where I'm at or how much money I made or didn't make. I'm still happy to have had it.
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This is good advice. I have one and not the slightest as to why. No reason to think it had anything to do with where I'm at or how much money I made or didn't make. I'm still happy to have had it.

Same here, degree in comp. science and on the side of doing my undergraduate I was getting all my flight tickets done.

Not sure why I got the degree but it has helped me in many ways.. And yes to the dude asking, you need a 4 year degree. When the application says "Preferred" which is what is posted on most major airlines now instead of required. They will pick the other person who has a degree over someone who doesn't. It's a no brainier just grab a degree in something. I have a family member who does hiring for one of the majors and they were very clear when they told me that.
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