If you were to ask many people, why they chose a career in aviation they would say because they wanted to see the world. It of course is a lot more than that, it is a rewarding and fulfilling career that has several different areas in which one can progress. From air-traffic control to aviation management pilot and flight attendants there are so many things you can do. People love to travel, so there is always going to be a demand for the role, and it is also a high-octane industry that presents several challenges for those who like their work to be interesting. If you are someone who likes to travel it might also be a really excellent idea to pursue flight training in another country and here are the nine top institutions for aviation studies.
1. The USA
There is plenty of opportunity to learn to fly in the United States of America, given that it was the birthplace of aviation it certainly is a good choice to study. There are many locations across the 52 states including the Montgomery Field Airport which plays home to San Diego Flight Training International. One of the reasons that this is such a popular choice is because it offers some challenging airspace meaning that from the get-go new pilots are constantly learning and overcoming potential obstacles for their future. All the courses on offer are approved by the civil aviation authorities and students come from all over the world to enrol.
- The Netherlands
One of the reasons that this training program is so popular is because the AIS flight Academy works with AIS airlines to provide a solid 22 months training program that brings the students both a grounding in theory and practical education. It is thought that this method ensures that graduates will be confident and capable pilots able to handle any situations that might arise. There are funding opportunities for students to come from Holland or Belgium but other than that students from other countries must pay the full fees although they can get access to support for free visas.
- The United Kingdom
The two leading schools for providing aviation studies within the UK are CAE Oxford aviation Academy and Newcastle College. The Oxford campus is one of several facilities owned by the world-class college across the world. Newcastle College offers both a degree in engineering and a degree in airline and airport management. The UK has a rich and varied aviation history with the Royal Air Force being the oldest independent air force in the world having turned 100 in 2018. This is a fine location in which to get your aviation education whether you are from the UK or somewhere else.
One of the main attractions of Kenya’s flight aviation program is the RedBird FMX flight simulator which is state of the art and in high demand. It is not available in many locations, but it certainly helps pilots to learn in a simulated environment before progressing out the real aircraft. It also helps to encounter situations that they will not come across all the time in real life, so they are likely to be highly skilled pilots who are calm and the pressure which is what you need. It takes place at Nairobi’s Wilson airport, at the Kenya School of Flying.
- The Maldives
If you want to study in a totally awesome climate then you may want to consider the Archipelago that is the Maldives. The program is hosted by the Asian Academy of Aeronautics, and there are many different programs on offer including a flight instructor course, commercial pilots license, private pilot’s license and multi engine rating. It is a beautiful location so whether you are sat in the classroom learning or up in the sky flying over the amazing blue waters below you are sure to get a fantastic education while soaking up the sun.
Another great climate in which to study, Greece has three main aviation schools, Global Aviation, the Olympus Aviation Academy, And the Skies Aviation Academy. They have an exceedingly good pass rate, world-class programs in pilot training and aircraft maintenance and attract students from all over the world.
One of the countries offering the longest flying daylight hours, there are world-class facilities on offer but be warned the standard of applicant is high, and they are constantly offering a 90 to 100% first-time pass rate making them a stunning facility.
Learning at an ILS category one airport is something that many students are delighted to be able to do. They also have some of the latest state-of-the-art flight simulators, as well as offering practical training. The college is Flyby School and their APL program gives graduates the opportunity to network with contacts in the industry.
- Sri Lanka
Another well rounded program that gives graduates the opportunity to excel and succeed in getting future work in some of the finest airports across the world. They are located in Columbia and have a lot of interest from all over the world.
Of course, there are other facilities all over the world offering high standards of aviation training, so do not worry if you cannot travel or if you would prefer to stay in your home country. Naturally it is a profession that appeals to those with an adventurous nature, so many people do like to see the world where they are training but others are quite happy to wait until they have passed.