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

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

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