Fast Track to a jet pilot?

When something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Especially in aviation.

I recently found out about the website that airs out all the dirty laundry about Jet University, a flight school in Fort Lauderdale. They offer a jet transition program that will take you from your commercial pilot license (with multi-engine and instrument rating) to regional jet first officer in 4 months. You pay a lot of money up front($26,000-$70,000 depending on the program) to prepare for a guaranteed job interview with a regional airline. The splinter site talks of gross financial mismanagement and countless students that have been strung along without the contracted and promised results. There’s even a class-action lawsuit in the works for the pilots who have been taken advantage of by Jet U.

It’s true that some of the people who went through the program were successful, and are employed by the airlines as outlined (including my husband). For the others, I hope you are able to get the restitution you deserve.

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