So basically I’m having an issue with choosing my method of flight school plus school. I live in JAX, and we have a community college with an aviation branch. But also a ATP. I’m going to the community college regardless to get a A.S. BUT here’s my issue the CC has partnered with a school and offers everything to Commercial pilot with a r-atp of 1250 hours. You can choose to add on CFI but even then you’re not guaranteed a job I dont think. Your degree is also “Professional Pilot Technology” which I had never heard of until looking in the CC. Not thrilled about the degree but it seems a bit faster to do the schooling and the certs compared of waiting an extra 9 months to do ATP after school. Its also a bit cheaper than ATP, hte CC being around 50K or less.
Hours go a little something like this
"The two-year Associate of Science degree program in Professional Pilot Technology at FSCJ consists of 64 credit hours. A full-time student can complete the program in two years. A typical sequence of FAA certificates and ratings would be as follows with FAA minimum flight hours the parentheses:
First Semester: Private Pilot Certificate (35 hours)
Second Semester: Instrument Rating (35 hours)
Third Semester: Commercial Pilot Certificate (120 hours)
Fourth Semester: Multi-Engine Rating (10 hours) or Flight Instructor Certificate (25 hours)"
The thing that has me leaning toward ATP for flight school is the tuition reimbursement and guaranteed flight instructor job.
I want some opinions from you guys into this matter. Thanks.