Here is the situation, Im 17 and about to begin A2's in Geography, Electronics and Physics with an AS in English Lit.
I have my PPL Skill Test in two weeks with night requirements met.
I have thought much about this... I did consider doing the ATPL Residential streight after A Levels with no degree however with much researching and posting on PPRuNe, I have come to the conclusion a degree would be best, an aviation related one.
The problem would be where to fit the ATPLs.
I have looked at many degree courses offered by convenient uni's, and have cut down to the few that I might like to do...
BSc Aviation Management
by Guildhall Uni, now Metropolitan University
FDSc Aviation Management & Operation
Foundation degree, also by Guilhall Uni. On the 2nd year you obtain ATPLs via the residential course offered by the uni and you complete the CPL and IR at a flying school (frozen ATPL). The FDSc can be topped up to a BSc.
I have also looked at Aircraft Engineering
course offered by Kingston Uni, where with the required experience you get the JAR Engineering Licenses and with the optional third year a BEng degree. After researching and much thought, I have come to the conclusion that this is not quite the thing for a pilot but for someone who wants a career in engineering. Any thoughts? (I have heard of pilots who are also engineers)
The BSc Aviation Management degree is a full time three years course at the uni, which means the ATPL theory will have to be done via distance learning method...in this case, it would be Bristol.
What will leave me with the most chance of being employed as pilot (although with very few hours at first
Any idea's on what to do, advise,,
opinion etc. will be much appreciated
Thanks for reading