ACP102 The Importance of Airline and Flight school Partnerships

by CarlValeri on January 25, 2016

Ewr4RWhen you investigate flight schools or colleges with aviation programs, you will probably see or be given a list of partnerships the school has with various airlines. What are those partnerships for? What does it actually mean for a flight training program to have a partnership with an airline? Today I am here with  Eric Crump of Polk State College Aerospace Program and Paul Grieco to figure all this out.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The different types of partnerships and what they mean such as a marketing partnership, hiring partnership, and advisory board partnership.
  • The importance of asking a flight school about their partnerships and what kind they are.
  • If they have hiring partnerships, how many of their students have actually acquired jobs at that airline?

Listener Questions:

  • Choosing between Part 61 or 141 training
  • Benefits and challenges of airline scheduling
  • Jump seat and other scheduling privileges: how often can you use them, can you bring family, etc.
  • Opinions on All ATP flight schools

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Career Picks of the Week:

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Scholarship of the Week:

Doolittle Tailwheel Scholarship Award


Karen June 26, 2017 at 12:15 am

People should understand the importance of an airline and a flight school partnerships. Works best!

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