Learning to fly is expensive. Figuring out how to come up with the money needed to accomplish your dream of being a pilot may not be as hard as you think.
So what does living in the residence halls mean for parents? Parents get the peace of mind knowing their students are living in a safe environment and making connections with other students who share similar interests.
Recently, there has been growing public dialog regarding a “looming pilot shortage” (USA Today recent article) due to a number of coinciding factors, all aimed more or less at making the airlines safer. A key element in making an airline safer is a proficient, well-trained pilot flying the aircraft.
Western Michigan University, we have a saying, “It’s a great day to be a Bronco.” Similarly, at WMU’s College of Aviation, we add on by saying, “It’s a great time to be a Bronco in aviation!”