Careers: Flying & Aviation/aviation shcools in usa

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hi i have been doing a lot of research on schools in the usa could you kindly advise on some of the best schools to go to?
i have checked out monarch air in texas,
and phoenix east in florida because they have a package that is inclusive of the cfi and i have a a chance to be a paid instructor with them.

could you kindly recommend some more schools?

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Esther

I cannot recommend any specific school as I have no experience with any of them nor am I aware of what each offers compared to the other. (When I did my training in the 90's, I did so in a flying club not a flight school.) Additionally, you will only be allowed to attend a flight school approved by the Alient Flight Training Program because you are not a US citizen and I do not know which schools are on their approved list.

Here are some links that give you some things to consider when selecting the right school for you:
http://flighttraining.aopa.org/learntofly/flightschool/
http://www.aviationschoolsonline.com/faqs/article-how-to-pick-a-flight-school.ph

If you have not done so already, you should go to the government website and find out about the process to be admmitted as a foreign national to do flight training- http://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov At that site, you will find all the flight schools that you may consider attending

This link explains the process and you should read it-
http://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/Flight-Instructor-Resources/AOPAs-Guide-to-T

I do suggest that you visit these pilot message boards where you will likely find info from current or past students to help you make your decision-
http://forums.jetcareers.com/forums/flight-academies-and-fixed-base-operators-fb
http://www.pprune.org

I also suggest you visit http://www.ninety-nines.org as the organization has scholarship opportunities that may interest you.

Good Luck!

Regards,
D. Norkus

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I can address questions about airline pilot employment & entry level airline careers in the United States, women pilots, flight training, pilot certification, U.S. flight scholarships (mostly for women), aviation & airline safety topics, aviation accident investigation and airline operations. ***Please note, I cannot address flight training & career queries from outside the United States, or aero engineering degree programs/careers, aviation management topics. ****

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Airline captain with 15 years past experience in airline ground operations. I have previously flown as a commercial skydive pilot & ferry pilot and majored in Aviation Science


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International Organization of Women Pilots- The Ninety-Nines, charter member of Women In Aviation International, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Air Line Pilots Association.

Education/Credentials
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Aviation Safety/Accident investigation.

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