18 Dec How to choose the best aviation training institute?
There are concerns that you want to resolve your next career and about the school that will train you for it. Let me tell you that this is healthy, as it will help you better identify your needs and fill you with arguments to make the best decision. You may not believe it, but choosing the right academy is the first step that will take you to fulfill your professional project. Here, we have presented how to choose the best aviation training institute!
Before sharing a list with you with the questions you should ask your next aviation academy, here are some useful tips that you should also keep in mind when searching for your “ideal” Institution.
How to choose the best aviation training institute?
Identify where the school is located. Think about how much you would spend in time and money to transport yourself there. Solve all the minor details and get good advice. This step can make a difference.
Analyze the state of its infrastructure, the quality of its learning environments … ask yourself if you will feel comfortable studying there.
Find out about the admission process that the Institution has, the requirements you must meet to enter, and the tests for its applicants (in case the school does them).
If you have the opportunity, talk to friends, family, or acquaintances who have studied there and ask them about their academic experience. Make a list of the strengths and improvements that you find.
After having consulted several possible places to study and confirming your initial expectations, you will be more prepared to make first personal contact with the Institution that most caught your attention in your preliminary search. You need to show off in questions, get your journalistic side, and inquire about everything related to the place where you will train. Next, we suggest a list of the ten questions you must answer before entering an Aviation Academy.
What subjects, classes or subjects will I see in my training?
Just as you read in previous articles, successful training is the foundation of your professional future. Asking about the skills you acquired in your training and the knowledge you will have will motivate you to make an informed decision. Generally, schools have no problem sharing their curriculum with applicants, do not be afraid to request it and ask for what you do not understand.
Does the school’s program meet the requirements requested by the country’s civil authority where I will be trained?
There is not much to say here. You just have to make sure that the academy you plan to comply with the certification of the competencies. This question is decisive since you must meet the requirements to process your respective license. Check that the academy you choose issues a valid title that proves that you are a Commercial Pilot, TCP Flight Attendant, DPA Air Operations Officer, Aircraft Line Technician or another aeronautical profession.
Do the instructors and teachers who will train me have guaranteed experience?
The instructors are the people who will ensure that you meet all the requirements to achieve your goal and get closer to the reality of the aeronautical sector. Who better than them to transmit that knowledge to you? It is important that you consult with the instructors and teachers. Remember that they are the human resource that will lead you to fulfill your professional dream. Find out about their experience, their skills, the classes they will teach you, and more.
If I study Commercial Pilot, how many and what types are the planes that I can fly?
Airplanes are a transcendent part of your training as a commercial pilot. They are your step from theoretical knowledge to practice. This is why you must make sure of the type of aircraft and the academy’s amount for your training. An institution with more aircraft is more likely to schedule flights without delays and therefore guarantee more continuity in your learning. Also, do not forget the quality of the aircraft; it is essential! Ensure that your favorite academy’s airplanes undergo periodic maintenance and mainly that it has positive operational safety statistics.
If you are a Commercial Pilot, will I fly in flight trainers as in airplanes?
Although not all aviation schools offer training in flight trainers, you must ask about these and their technical specifications, since this is one of the requirements that airlines most request of their future pilots. Would you like to have knowledge in cabins such as those of an Airbus, Boeing, or King and be better prepared for a job selection process? This is an attractive plus for companies in the sector since they are the planes that the airlines use the most. Ask about the static trainer technology and the skills you will gain from training with this tool.
If I study Air Services Assistant, where will I receive my practical classes?
The career of Air Services Auxiliary requires an essential practical component, which allows students to achieve their skills as a Cabin Crew Member and train in the skills that this profile requires. For this reason, you should ask your academy, “What is the learning environment that I will have for my training?” Generally, aviation schools have TCP models similar to a real airplane, where students strengthen their knowledge. Schedule a guided tour and get up close and personal with this learning environment.
Does the Institution train me only as an Air Services Assistant or also as a Passenger Cabin Crew?
Ask about the skills you will be trained in at the academy of your choice. Ensure you receive the training you need to work in different skills that the sector is looking for. Currently, some schools will only train you in a career; others do it in an integrated way. Analyze which is the best choice for you.
Does the Institution have learning environments, laboratories or specialized workshops for the training of Airline Technicians?
This question can also be read as to where I will put my aeronautical maintenance knowledge into practice? Because it must be clear, the profession of an airplane line technician has a lot of practical competence. It is for this reason that you must make sure that your training center has optimal environments for learning, where you can train in those needs that most require the airlines or companies in the sector. Remember that it is the place where you will train and make a difference in your future work.
If I study Air Operations Officer, will I have all the tools and conditions to train in the sector’s needs?
The profession of Air Operations Officer is one of the most important in the aeronautical sector. Its functions consist of calculating the weight, fuel, routes or flight plans for an airplane, among others. It is for this reason that you must confirm that your school has everything it needs to put this knowledge into practice. In addition to verifying that there are agreements to carry out your internship in airlines or companies in the sector at the end of your theoretical stage.
What additional expenses will I have to do that are not included in the program I like the most?
Nothing better than clear rules from the beginning. Asking about those expenses that are not contemplated in the registration or the semester tuition will allow you to control your educational investment. Generally said expenses correspond to books, manuals, maps; medical exams or certificates; uniforms, among others.
As you can see, asking about the training you will receive is important and will fill you with valid arguments for the search for your “ideal” academy. Feel comfortable consulting so that in the end, you make the decision that suits you best and that makes you happier.