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Best aviation schools

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I am planning on going to an aviation school/pilot school but i need reccomandations as to which schools are the most accredited and best. I have red about many like Embry Riddle and the rest but i need some advice.

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  1. James MacGregor on Jun 04, 2011

    If you want to go to a aviation program, I would recommend University of North Dakota, from what I have seen they turn out really good pilots. I would probably recommend UND over embry based to some of the guys I have flown with.

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    IntelligentPilot on Jun 04, 2011

    When I was in your shoes, I did a lot of research on how to get all of my certificates and ratings with a college degree as quickly and cheaply as possible.  I decided to go to a reputable community college for my certificates and ratings and earned an associates degree.  I went to Embry Riddle’s worldwide campus and earned a BS degree.
     
    What I liked about the worldwide campus is professional development credits you can receive.  They gave me credit for my flight training at the community college and accepted most of my other credits.  I ended up taking only 14 classes (42 credits) at the worldwide campus.  In the end I saved myself over 50% of what it would have cost me going to Embry Riddle exclusively and I received more than I would have.

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  3. Taylor Breum on Jun 04, 2011

    If your looking for a more cost effective college, check out Southern Illinois University. Its a great program, three times cheaper than the Riddle’s, and its program is just as good as UND. PLUS, the Siu flight team are the 2011 national champions. There is a new facility being built as well. 

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  4. Micah on Jun 05, 2011

    I presume that if you’re asking these questions, you’ll soon be graduating from high school. If so, college will be a profound experience and you’ll learn far more than what is simply prescribed by your courseload. College is no small matter, and these experiences end up defining most people (or most people are defined by how they react to such…)
     
    Most likely, the friends you meet there will be lifelong friends and any traumatic experiences will be especially orienting. Moving a long way from home may be overwhelming or enlightening, depending both on your own disposition and the college choice you make.
     
     
    All that’s to suggest what you probably already know; you’ll get suggestions at a place like this forum but you should consider much more than you can ask or receive here. The suggestions above all look like reasonable suggestions. I did my flight training at Louisiana Tech University and it was a fine program (although walking the ramp doing preflight in the summer is not fun, but I live in Louisiana so it’s what I get…)

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