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Accredited Universities that offer a Helo Program?


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#81 JohnLeePettimore

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 07:46

Middle Georgia State College has that program. I was planning inn going there this fall, but Wallace might be a better option for me. Got some thinking to do.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:42

If your training options are limited due to an inability to relocate, then it-is-what-it-is….. However, just like other types of careers, momentum is important. Therefore, pick the school that has LOTS of students with LOTS of helicopters and a fair number of full time CFI’s (or, if possible, the most of all three respectively). The less these numbers are, the less momentum you will have. Basically, it’s a numbers game. Plus, I will always lean toward an institution that subcontracts with a commercial operator who also provides flight instruction over a collage that operates a flight school internally. Moreover, the subcontracted schools tend to be busier with the addition of non-degree oriented students…..

In short, keep researching….


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 19:15

After doing quite a bit of research, I've decided to go to Wallace State for my flight training. Not an easy decision, but one that has been finally made. I decided to go to Wallace because I would graduate from there with my Instrument rating and my CFI in two years with one year left on my GI bill to pursue more ratings while I try to find a job as a CFI. I was looking at GA in Arizona, but the GI bill would not cover the cost of living in Prescott for me and my family. At least in Alabama, I have family around and the cost of living is a lot less. I don't have the necessary algebra background to get into Middle Georgia State, so that one is out. Plus it's an extra year just to get CFII. So, my mind is made up and I will be starting in the Fall Semester. Thanks to everybody and their insight to get me on the right path (mainly off the Mosquito XET pipe dream). Looking forward to getting started.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 15:14

In France, we have only private centers to learn flying copters...about 100 000 euros for cpl/H...130 flying jours. Then turbo machine qualification..! Most of pilots are coming from Army and intégrate then civilian society.
We have only one national school for liner pilots about 30 places a year. Today there is a rather good market for ems 43 hospitals equipped (France is a small country).
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 17:31

Precision Aviation has a program now (2 years) Teamed with KCC in Oregon.  The flight school has been around since 1983.  Good reputation and a lot of graduates have seen success. 

 

Good school, nice place to live and train just south of Portland. 

 

http://www.flyprecision.com/

 



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 17:31

Precision Aviation has a program now (2 years) Teamed with KCC in Oregon.  The flight school has been around since 1983.  Good reputation and a lot of graduates have seen success. 

 

Good school, nice place to live and train just south of Portland. 

 

http://www.flyprecision.com/

 



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 01:08

As a graduate of COCC and Leading Edge Avation I would like to say that my time at LEA was an awesome adventure. LEA now offers services in both Salt Lake City and Bend, OR.

 

I would only imagine that you could not do wrong in either location. I personally like Bend, OR compared to the Salt Lake City area but it is personal preferance. 

 

LEA offers both fixed wing and Rotor wing ratings through CFII as well as advanced coarses. 

 

On a side note, be smart in your school selection. I am not sure exactly how much of a differance it makes for first jobs but i am sure that the Safety record and name of the school you where trained at does in fact make a differance and might get a foot in the door where others may not.

 

For all of you future pilots out there. Good Luck and Stay safe.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 00:39

Utah State University now offers a 4 year bachelors degree in Aviation Technology: Professional Pilot-Rotor. Earn private, com, instrument, CFI and CFII ratings as well as your bachelors degree. 



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 19:42

That program seems really expensive and there is  no guarantee of a job.  Colleges and schools never think about the whole job thing but I have for 30 years because that is why you take training.  Call me when you get trained and don't have a job as we have heli jobs not carrying people.  


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