Im sure there is no correct answer but here goes. from an industry stand point which is the best airline acadamy? right now i have my private rating and am currently working on my instrument. after that I am thinking about ATP, comair, or Regional Airline Acadamy. which is the best route???
Here's what I've figured out from reading this site that my friend who is a UPS 767/757 pilot told me about:
(go halfway down the page to find the forum: Flight Training: Those that support Jetcareers! )
ATP seems to me to be the best. Lots of multi time and because they do 90% of all their training in seminoles so when you are hired as a CFI you will be logging tons of multi time. As far as I know you won't get so much multi time anywhere else. Airlines hire you based on your multi time!
You must have 2 years of college or work experience, your PPL, 85 hours TT and 25 hours PIC Cross Country.
$40,000, 90 days, and an apartment that's paid for.
Apparently PanAm is $80,000 and Flight Safety is also just about that much once you factor in the cost of renting an apartment.
My friend who posts on that site as DE727 thinks that PanAm lies in their ads by saying that you are guaranteed hire somewhere and that the airline industry is doing just GREAT!
They also talk about a school called Ari-Ben there, but it sounds like their airplanes are always broken and the seats in them are painful!
Coincindentally, I am calling tomorrow to schedule my phone interview with ATP!
I am 10 hours short of PIC Cross Country time... I could do it in a 172 at ATP for $100/hr with an instructor riding along or do it up here at the flight school that I just got my PPL at in a '98 172 for $120/hr without an instructor riding along.
If you can go to ATP stop your Instrument training because I've read that you cannot get a credit for instrument training you have already done.
If you do the ATP Career Pilot Program the cost does not change no matter what... so it makes sense to start you IR there, or you are throwing money out the window if you go a lot of IR training in advance.
Maybe FastJet can confirm if that is really true.
Go to ATP thats www.allATPs.com right? Go there then. Tell `em Fast Jet sent you.
Will that make them want to hire me as a CFI even more?
I want to go to the Sacramento location- I am in Seattle.
Is the SAC location nice, FastJet?
(I think I'll do well in the ATP call center while I'm waiting for a CFI slot in SAC, huh?! :D )
Check out that forum I linked to above- people talk about how you should avoid PFT (pay for training), such as Comair. I agree. (I'm not an airline pilot and don't really know that much on this subject except what I've researched in the last two months).