Attention all students. Please read!!
*What to Know and How To Start Flying With BSU Aviation*
Flight training fees are ADDITIONAL costs that are NOT included in your tuition. Students are required to deposit the full balance for each individual flight course before any flight training can begin. Courses are only payable individually. Estimated training costs can be viewed on our question and answer link and is available in PDF format. Click here. http://www.bridgew.edu/aviation/question%20and%20answer%20page.cfm
A Flight Training Account must be established with the BSU Student Accounts office. Please contact Kim Griffin in Student Accounts for more information. Kimberly.Griffin@bridgew.edu / (508)531-2636. Qualifying students may apply financial assistance toward flight training fees. Certain VA benefits may be applied to flight training fees.
New students: You must obtain an FAA Medical Certificate AND Student Pilot Certificate before you can fly. Visit faa.gov and locate an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) near you: http://www.faa.gov/pilots/amelocator/ . Students are not entered on the flight schedule until they obtain these FAA-required documents. A Third Class Medical certificate is the minimum required to conduct flight training at Bridgewater State University.
TSA Airport Security: Students must provide a current Passport or non expired Official Government Photo I.D. AND Birth Certificate .
International students must complete the TSA's application for clearance to fly with Bridgewater State University. For more information and to start the application process, visit https://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/afsp2/?acct_type=c§ion=WN.
Test of English
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
All applicants from countries where English is not the official language must provide scores from the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Ordinarily, only students with TOEFL scores of a minimum of 213 from the computer-based test, 550 from the paper-based test, or 79-80 from the internet-based test will be considered for admission. Only students with a minimum IELTS score of 6/6.5 will be considered for admission.
BSU Aviation can provide ICAO Level 4 proficiency training and testing utilizing the Jeppesen ICAO Aviation English Testing and Training program.
Flight Scheduling: Academic classes are scheduled on campus. Flight lessons are scheduled through the BSU Aviation Training Center at New Bedford Regional Airport. BSU Aviation students are required to schedule at least 3 flight training sessions per week, but are strongly encouraged to fly more frequently whenever possible. After obtaining the FAA Medical and pilot certificate, and depositing the required funds, contact Mrs. Rivera at the Aviation Training Center (508) 531-1445 or email@example.com to set up a flight schedule.
Required Equipment: All flight students should be ready to fly with the proper required equipment. Sandpiper Air at the New Bedford Regional Airport offers a complete package deal with everything included for $327.00. Here are the items in the package deal - BSU Flight Training Equipment List . It takes 3 days for these items to arrive once ordered.
Call Sandpiper at 508-991-7660 http://www.sandpiperair.com/
BSU Aviation Policies and Procedures Manual: You are responsible for knowing the policies and procedures that govern BSU Aviation Operations. Read the entire manual, then sign and turn in the last page to the Aviation Science Department: Harrington Hall, Room 111.
Contact the Aviation Science Department if with any questions: (508)531-1779
Last Modified: January 14, 2013