July 20 (Sat) 12pm - Collegiate Aviation

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:00pm


There are many great options for students looking for a college aviation program.  Many colleges offer programs designed to prepare students to join the aviation industry by providing training to become pilots or air traffic controllers. These colleges operate under FAR Part 141 and provide an FAA-approved curriculum.

In this seminar, we have invited in pilots from a handful of the most prominent aviation college programs in the country to share their experiences.  How do the programs differ?  What should a new student know when evaluating these programs?  Come and ask our panelists about their reasons for selecting the school they chose and how their experience lived up to the expectations.


Patrick Shea is a CFI studying at Purdue University working towards a Bachelors of Science in Professional Flight Technology.

Michael Shultz is a Student Pilot at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University majoring in Aeronautical Science.

Mario Torresan is an Instrument Rated Commercial Pilot majoring in Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


San Carlos Flight Center (SCFC) is the SF Bay area’s most dynamic flying club, committed to building general aviation thought safety, community, and adventure.  AOPA has consistently recognized SCFC in their Best Flight School survey, most recently in 2018 as the best flight school in the West.

SCFC is committed to promoting safety in general aviation through our regular safety seminar and guest speaker programs.  Space is often limited so it is important to sign up early.  SCFC members may choose to watch the seminar live over the web at home, or recorded at a later date.  Contact a SCFC member service rep at (650) 946-1700 for more information about online access.