Delta Connection Academy?
well to be honest i have a friend that went there trying to get the "fast track" to an airline job.He spent TONS of money there.and did eventually get a job...and it was not for delta ironically enough...I on the other hand with the " cheaper route" a good flight school.instructed and worked my way up..I am high er on the pay scale then he is and i started almost a year after him.experience gets you the job...get a licience and a degree.doesn't even matter if it is aviation ( the degree that is) .just get the experience...being a CFI gets you there quick..then fly regionals...then go for the big boys...works everytime.
I went there for my cfi and mei. I wasnt too impressed. I had come out of a university program (university of north dakota). I never took my cfi ride so it had lapsed. I went there when it was comair. What I didnt like was the fact that the instructors were teaching you and had only graduated a few weeks ahead me. Because I had gone through a full program, I feel that I knew more than they could teach me. My situation isnt typical though. I also thought they were over scheduling the instructors because there were a few times when we could only complete a half a lesson in the time we had. That = $$$. Especially on the multi-engine lessons. It is a pilot factory though. If you just want the basics to get through and get it done it isnt a bad way to go. I'd probably go with a small FBO with an eager Instructor close to one of the big schools. They usually are graduates of the programs so you will get the same instruction cheaper.
I was thinking of going there for my CFI training. After I got the brochure and DVD, I discovered that they are WAY too expensive (over-priced?) for me. I chose a cheaper, local school for my training and am very pleased.
I attend Jacksonville University which does all of its flight training through DCA. I left DCA after a semester and a half because of the problems there. There are not enough instructors, if you are on multi or cfi you will probably be grounded for at least 6 months while you wait for an instructor to be allowed to get their cfi-multi which the company wont let them do until they get to around 600 hours. They dont care about you at all, just your money, I had instructors call and cancel a lesson an hour before it because he was fishing, and because he didn't call the school I still got charged the $150 for a no show, they wouldn't even take an appeal for that. I could go on and on. The only good thing DCA has going for them are the new Cirrus's they are awesome planes. But in short I'm going to say stay away from them.
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