Lately I have been really at a crossroad on how I wanted to approach the rest of my flight training. I have visited numourous colleges on college visits and one point I make to do is to visit their airport/flying facilities. I have been bobbling back and forth on wether I want to go into aviation in college. After alot of thinking and talking to fellow airlines pilots, friends, and fellow aviaiton bloggers I have finally came to the consensus!
I have decided (drum roll) that I am not going to major in Aviation in college and instead receive the rest of my flight training from local flight schools! (although ATP is still in the back of my mind). I find that this is the DBD rule choice (Dont Be Dumb), for what would I do with an aviaiton degree when I get furloughed or put on the street. The question I ask myself is, “what does an Aviaiton degree give you that you cant receive from a flight school?”. Answer it for yourself and see if it makes complete sense.
Of course this is my own opinion, and in no way am I trying to affend pilots that have chosen that route. Because for some that is exactly what they may need in order to provide sufficiant quality of training. And when it comes down to it each pilot has to make his choice based on their own personal beliefs and situations. Already I have made this post longer than I anticipated but I shall go on.
You may be wondering… Why does he need to decide this already when he is just a Junior in highschool? Well the simple answer is because when you training at a college they do not accept pilots with anything above a Private Pilot License. So I either had the choice of waiting to go to college or now I could start on my instrument rating and try and knock it out before college. I have always been leaning toward the choice I made but with a couple nudges from fellow friends and pilots I realized this is what I should do.
Now comes the fun part…. financing a way to start my instrument rating (yippee)! Ill save that for a whole other post later.
Until Next Time,