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How hard is it to get accepted into a good flight academy?

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I am looking to get accepted into a flight academy in the near future. I have been doing meaningless jobs my whole life and it has always been my dream to fly professionaly. I have zero hours of experience and would really like to make  career out of flying. I am wondering how hard it is to get accepted into a flight academy and what they are usually looking for. I have talked to my wife and she said we can move wherever I want to pursue this dream.

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  1. JamesCFI on Nov 15, 2011

    to sum it up MONEY and a HARDCORE passion for aviation and then a little more money

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  2. Nathan Parker on Nov 15, 2011

    “I am looking to get accepted into a flight academy in the near future.”
     
    Let me point out that you don’t need to go to a flight academy to become a professional pilot, nor is it the most cost effective way to do so.

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  3. Justin Harper on Nov 16, 2011

    The reason i would like to go to an academy or school are for the little perks. I am looking at ATP in dallas they guarantee you a cfi position {as long as you dont fail too many checkrides), they also give you an an upfront, set in stone price, agan as long as you dont fail any checkrides. 

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  4. Ian on Nov 16, 2011

    Good for you Justin. For what it’s worth, take a few lessons before you move to get a feel for aviation. You say zero hours of experience. I would make sure I have some interest before going forward.

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  5. JamesCFI on Nov 17, 2011

    I would read up on reviews of ATP first, do a search on here, maybe add the word puppy mill to your search. Just saying…

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