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Accredited or not accredited flight school?

Discussion in 'Collegiate Aviation' started by MarNas, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. MarNas

    MarNas Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,

    I need to know what is the real difference between an accredited and not accredited flight school.

    I am thinking of studying towards a BS degree after flight training, maybe at Utah Valley University.

    Can I do the same if I go to a normal FBO like Skymates in Arlington or do I have to learn to fly at an accredited flight school i.e. Phoenix East Aviation or Aerosim.

    Thanks!
  2. So ILL

    So ILL Weightless

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    What do you mean? Like AABI accredited? Or college credit eligible?
  3. Maurus

    Maurus The Great Gazoo

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    No need for an accredited school. They only need that to be part of an college program. Most aeronautical universities will give you credits for the ratings you have.
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Really? Staff Member

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    Accreditation for the college degree - yes. Accreditation for flight training - not needed.
  5. Monk

    Monk Well-Known Member

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    Check community colleges with fight programs, work towards your degree on the cheap comparably. No need for accreditation on the school side.
  6. MarNas

    MarNas Well-Known Member

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    Got it! Thanks guys!

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