Aviation Degree vs. University Degree

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Re: Aviation Degree vs. University Degree

#26 Post by awitzke » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:13 pm

With the way things are moving these days I wouldn't be surprised that in 5-10 years time it won't matter at all if you have a diploma or not.
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Re: Aviation Degree vs. University Degree

#27 Post by bruced007 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:20 am

Having a university degree / diploma Is always a good thing but at the same time with the way the industry is currently 3-4 years education = 2000-3000hrs flight time. Depending on how you spend your time as long as you add value to it. In my opinion nothing can replace hands on flight experience and airline today do value ones experience. However if one has the $$$funds ( caz I couldn't afford it when I was Training) and time then sure go right ahead.

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Re: Aviation Degree vs. University Degree

#28 Post by loopa » Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:43 pm

pigboat wrote:The main issue is that AC is looking for the fact that you can work to a high workload of learning.
I think several type ratings along with favorable PPC records and no fails indicate that you can handle a high workload of learning. An initial course in the 705 environment isn't exactly roses and daisies. Hence why they list jet experience in the same column as degree/diploma.

I attended a seminar a while back where an AC checker was talking about what AC is looking for in terms of the ideal candidate. Stability, Integrity, and Ability to Learn.

Some things he mentioned that define stability include:

Married with kids (as this usually brings individuals that are less likely to jump ship than single individuals), haven't jumped from job to job to job in the past, have spent a fair amount of time at each place of employment.

Integrity: Shows up in the evaluations you do. They are designed to spit out the liars and the ones trying to hide things. So if you like roses, then say you do.

Ability to learn: Degree, Diploma, Type Ratings, Instructor experience, and the likes.

I'd be willing to bet that someone with a Degree would be seen in the same light as someone with a 705 type rating. It indicates the exact same thing.

This was back in 2013 - things can always change. Best of luck to everyone waiting to get on as OTS hires.
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