sweetlilsky Posted August 10, 2004 Report Share Posted August 10, 2004 Hey you guys, I read an interesting post in a helicopter thread about how private flying schools should only be able to train up to the Recreational or PPL. The premise was, that it would mean only the best would then compete in Commercial Aviation, through public schools. I have to say I find this appealing. How many dozens of flying schools do you find in large urban areas? Far too many, and it seems (at least from my experience) that they are just in business to pump out thousands of dollars from far too many hopefuls. Wouldn't it be great to have your flight training for free if you knew that you were among the top selected (kind of like Universities, although asides from intelligence, I don't know how they would test your aptitude for motor skills) to go that extra step? A friend of mine from Québec told me that there was a Cégep in Chicoutimi where you could get all your training done free, though in 3 years. I looked at their selection criteria and I have to agree with a selection process, after all, there are only so many jobs out there for pilots. But of course Education is a provincial jurisdiction and good luck getting every province to get their government to set up schools like that... What do you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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