Features (News) Headlines — 13 December 2011
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Two New Pilot-Training Courses Prepare Commercial Pilots

Airbus A320

The College of Aeronautics announced two, new advanced airline pilot flight courses to be presented in conjunction with Aerostar Training Services of Orlando. The courses, Jet Transition and Commercial Type Rating, are aimed at upper-division students who plan careers with commercial airlines. The unique offering allows students to use regular electives in their bachelor’s degree program to fully prepare for a career flying a large transport jet. Although jet transition and type rating courses are available on the open market, no other college or university offers this program as part of its academic degree.

“At this time, we will offer the A320 and B 737NG type ratings so that students can target the airline of their choice. We also plan to offer a summer school program, so students from other colleges may also take these courses,” said Peter Dunn, program manager, assistant professor and faculty adviser.

Florida Tech, teaming with Aerostar Training Services of Orlando, will offer a three course sequence: Flight Observation Lab (already available), Jet Transition and Commercial Type Rating in either the A320 or B737. Students may take any or all of these courses. To enroll, prospective students may call Nick Galli, Florida Tech College of Aeronautics, (321) 674- 7369.


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