Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pilot Careers 2010: A Brave New World


With the industry showing signs of life, preparation and training soon will meet opportunity for prospective pilots



School/Academy
What Makes Them Unique
Website
Lenoir Community College 2-year college offers direct transfer to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; strong aviation maintenance and manufacturing programs www.lenoircc.edu/
Academic_Programs/
aviationA60180.htm
Middle Georgia College Beautiful campus, eight degree programs, 19 certificate programs, fixed-wing and helicopter programs www.mgc.edu
Oklahoma State University Small college, low tuition (currently about $60,000, including training), out-of-state tuition waivers aviation2.okstate.edu
Parks College of St. Louis Jesuit, Catholic university, engineering and flight science major/minor parks.slu.edu
Phoenix East Aviation Price-sensitive, complete programs under $55,000, strong international program, flight-dispatcher courses www.pea.com
Southeastern Oklahoma State University Several undergraduate aviation programs, MS program in Aerospace Administration and Logistics, all-Cessna training fleet aviation.se.edu
Southern Illinois University Students fly faculty executives and medical-school missions, internships with eight airlines, turbine transition course, King Air sims www.aviation.siuc.edu
Spartan College of Aeronautics 80 years of aviation training, reputation, multi-engine experience during primary training www.spartan.edu
University of North Dakota Liberal arts degree, bridge program to JetBlue, SR20s and Piper fleet flightops.aero.und.edu
U.S. Flight Academy Accelerated and self-paced Part 141 training, fixed-wing and helicopter programs, Diamond, Cessna and LSA fleet www.usflightacademy.com
Utah Valley State College Online programs available, quality at an affordable price, excellent location uvu.edu/aviation
Western Michigan University Top-100 national university, one of the largest aviation programs in the nation, advanced training fleet www.wmich.edu/aviation
Westwind School of Aeronautics 737 courses, students don’t prepay, no training contract, new training fleet, affiliated with Colgan Air www.westwindaviation.com





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