Where should I go to flight school?!

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by Audrey Dana, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Audrey Dana

    Audrey Dana Filing Flight Plan

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    Hello! I am trying to decide if I should go to ATP flight school after receiving my ppl or if I should remain at the local flight school for my commerical certificate. I know ATP guarantees their students a job in order to get their remaining hours needed to work for an airline; my fear is that if I go with the local school I will have trouble getting these needed hours.

    Overall the local school has more pros : I can do my flight school while I finish my bachelor degree at UF, I wouldn’t need to move away, I could do it at a more relaxed speed (still part 141 though), etc.

    Would it be better to go to ATP or would a local school be fine in the long run?
     
  2. bobmrg

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    Local flight school, for sure. I have no personal experience with ATP or any other pilot mill but I have read a lot of negative posts. I got my “needed hours” by instructing at the same school where took my training.

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    Another vote for local school.

    ATP is seen as a puppy mill.
     
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    And if you go for a local school over a puppy mill, the money you save can be spent on more flying.
     
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