Ok, I am going to do this. I have always been interested in aviation, and things of that nature. I have heard and done my research. I have heard that sheffield is one of the best and will really prepare me well for the career. Am I crazy??
I have also checked out Jeppesen and IfOD. While Jeppesen seemed like it might be a good school, IFOD seemed like a joke. They spend half of the class (3weeks) studying for the adx test. They have no computers, and it is not held in a perminant facility. Jeppesen seemed ok, but I really want to be prepared for the job, and not just pass the test. Sheffield seems to have the best reputation, and they give you tons of hands on experience. As for the location, I dont mind Florida, and I am looking forward to having a beach nearby.
Ok, maybe I am, but Im just telling you my impressions of the place. I am getting a loan to pay for school anyways. As far as money, well, I have been unemployed for over a year, so I am just looking to get a career going. I am aware of the pay. But based on what I have seen, Sheffield seems like the best, and has the best reputation. I live in Dallas. I have visited Jeppesen in Denver, and Sheffield, as well as IFOD. I got the best feeling at Sheffield. They gave me references of students that had just graduated, have a really nice facility, and were nice to me. They returned all of my calls and emails very promptly. Jeppesen was nice, but I am not a big fan of Denver. Communication with IFOD was difficult at best. They were horrible about returning messages, could not give me any references, and when I visited the facility, the person I talked to didnt seemed that interested in me or talking to me. I really like Fort Lauderdale, and I like the fact that while I am there, I can go to the beach. Based on all of that, I think I made the right decision.
if you are choosing Sheffield based on its reputation rather than the geography, then I would say your nuts.
Right, because one wouldn't want to go to Oxford or Harvard when you've got the University of Dayton nearby.
mission, I cannot speak for kev, but he was just giving you his opinion. I am sure your experience at IFOD was fine. What I am telling you is that from what I saw there, I would not attend that school. The people I met acted like they didnt care, and I was very less than impressed with their facilities. The fact that they dont do any hands on training does make a difference to me. It might not to you, but it does to me. I am making my decision based on factors that I have decided, not what anyone else has decided. If I want to relocate on my dime for 6 weeks, that is my deal. Reputation does have alot to do with picking a school. There are alot of factors that have alot to do with it. I made my decision based several factors. In my opinion, Sheffield is the best, and I dont think kev was wrong for his statement. Didnt you tell me I was an idiot in one of your earlier posts for going to florida when I have IFOD in Dallas? What is up with that? You dont know me. And while I dont know you, you have yourself said that you hate being in Elko, and you want out. I tell you what. When I am done with class, I will gladly take your job! I will move anywhere to get the experience. I am not trying to pick a fight with you, just saying that I am 100 percent behind my decision to do this. I will do what ever it takes to succeed.
Agreed. You did not call me an idiot..You said I was nuts. Believe me, I am not taking it personally. Im just responding to what you said to that other guy. He was just giving his opinion. No biggie. Good luck to wherever you end up.