Delta Connection and Embry Riddle Team Up For Training


Demand for pilots is so great that ab initio candidates can now go from zero time to the right seat of a regional jet in a couple of years. But any pilot with designs on flying for a major airline will need a four-year degree, and to make that easier, Delta Connection and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University have joined in a program to give students who earn their ratings at Delta Connection 36 credit hours toward a degree. In essence, that could shave about a year off a four-year degree program at ERAU, not to mention a sizeable chunk in tuition savings. Delta’s Doug Blissit told AVweb on Thursday that demand for pilots has never been greater and virtually all of the 170 or so students Delta graduates find employment as professional pilots. For more, see