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ERIC Number: ED026055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Pages: 3
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To Educate Pilots.
Roberts, Dayton Y.
Junior College Journal, v39 n4 December 1968
As the highly trained ex-military pilots of World War II began to retire from commercial flying, there was concern over the pilot shortage, especially among the airlines with their growing needs. Miami-Dade Junior College, in January 1965, was the first to respond to this need. Although initial enrollment was expected to be small, 150 applications were received; in 1967, enrollment was nearly 800; in one or two years, an enrollment of over 1000 is predicted. Broward County, Manatee, and Gulf Coast Junior Colleges now offer career pilot programs. Each program requires about 200 hours of flight time, costs the student about $3000, and offers 68 to 78 semester hours of mathematics, social science, humanities, business, and physical education, besides aviation courses in flight theory, aircraft development, aerophysics, air navigation, aerodynamics, meteorology, air transportation, engines and structure theory, aircraft systems, aviation safety, and radio communications. The program leads to an associate degree in science or arts. Flying for the airlines is the initial goal of most students, but many switch to some other job in flying, such as corporate, rescue service, charter, or agricultural pilot. Miami-Dade also offers an associate degree program for stewardesses. Four more junior college programs for pilots are currently being planned in Florida. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Florida