Allow me to preface this thread with gratitude and tribute to the mentors that willingly volunteer their knowledge to newbies like me. I salute all of you. You have been a great and reliable source of information as I have been embarking on my quest.
My experience in aviation is as follows. Take the greenest shade of green you can think of… make it greener. However, the ground school is raising some concerns, I am hoping you mentors can squash. I am currently enrolled in King’s Aviation ground school and preparing for flight training in January. My concern is I feel like I am being prepped just to take an exam. I realize flight training is flight training, and no amount of schooling can prepare for showtime. Yet at the same time, because I am being flooded by an overload of information in 4 minute videos, I am wondering how much of ground school is supposed to stick?
I am not proposing a college degree in aviation is necessary, but let me reiterate, I feel like I’m preparing for an exam and not flight school. I find myself googling a lot of topics to find supplemental information. Sentences get dropped with no backstory- hence my apprehension. My post is not to write a review ripping King’s, because I believe I will do well on the test. I just don’t feel the school is preparing me for the job itself.
Mentors- my questions include:
Was this your feeling when you were at my level?
Is any of what I am learning in ground school useful and applied in the actual job?
Any other information I have not discussed you could lend?
Thank you all and safe travels!