If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to study aviation at the college or university level, then this special episode is for you. Co-host Rick Felty sat down for a one-on-one interview with Andrew
Blanchard, private pilot and freshman at Purdue University’s College of Technology. Andrew is specifically enrolled in the Undergraduate Professional Flight Technology program within Purdue’s Aviation Technology school and at the time of this interview had just completed his first semester.
In this episode you get some background on Andrew including his evaluation of different programs at other schools and why he chose Purdue. Then we discuss the program itself with first hand insight into how it works, what a typical day is like and how the program rolls out in the semesters ahead.
But a big part of our discussion is the flying itself. From the fleet of Cirrus SR-20’s to a review of a few recent cross-country flights, Andrew gives us all an idea of what this kind of training is like at the University level.