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Tayside Aviation degree Program

Old 6th Apr 2019, 08:08
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Thanks very much for all the replies.

Having spoken to more people re the degree program at Tayside aviation (including some instructors who did the degree themselves) I am at the moment, planning to do my training modular and probably at ACS in Perth. I got a much better and more professional feel for the place.

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^^good decision flyguy, I heard that a lot of people have backed out of the degree course on this months intake and have now either started doing it modular or elsewhere. When you take into account the full cost you can virtually go integrated at the likes of L3. Flying new Diamond aircraft rather than a Seneca.

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Originally Posted by Flyguy199 View Post
Good evening all,

I went along to the Tayside Aviation open day today as Iím looking to start my flight training towards a career as an airline pilot. The owner gave a presentation and focused on their degree program which seemed attractive and something not offered by other flight schools. Does anybody have any experience of doing this degree through middlesex university?

The school have links with loganair too it seems which seems a plus. However I was speaking to a few instructors (I think they were halfway through their course or so) and some mentioned on retrospect they would not have done the degree. It works out much more expensive and you do a flight instructor rating first then it seems the school will decide when you do your instrument flight course. Apparently this is a way of trapping you into working for the school as you canít apply to airlines without the instrument flight course?

I was also told in a roundabout way that the degree is a bit of a Mickey Mouse degree ? Maybe I should do a uni degree first then go down the flight training route or maybe a degree isnít required at all?

The presentation seemed very good however having spoken around a bit after to ďreal studentsĒ It doesnít seem as colourful. I also noticed the twin engine flying course is done on an older steam gauge aircraft compared to the more modern Diamond aircraft at other flight schools. Would this be an advantage or disadvantage doing things in a traditional aircraft?

I also heard that that many have dropped out of the degree and found themselves jobs with airlines so bypassing the flight instructor route all together? I also noticed a lot of the instructors there were degree students, I am paying a lot of money for flight training so my concern was I might be getting taught by inexperienced instructors and this may actually cost more in the long run if I need for lessons etc?

The place seemed okay though, Iím dubious about the degree but it would be great if anybody here could share any experience of training at the school, more specifically and personal experience on their degree program would be appreciated?

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Hi Prospective and Past Flying Cadets,

Can anybody advise me on which is the best Flying School in Scotland - ACS Perth or Tayside in Dundee? Too many corporate type flying schools in Southern England!

Also, is it best doing the BSC Degree along side the flight school training? The degree will prove very expensive long-term i.e. student fees etc, and also it cannot be used else where apart from flying?


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