The Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, which accredits education programs at private colleges and career schools, recently awarded Upper Limit Aviation status as a School of Distinction for its helicopter flight training program. The ACCSC award is presented “to recognize ACCSC-accredited institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs” says Michael McComis, Executive Director of ACCSC. The award was presented to Upper Limit Aviation in the fall at the 2010 Professional Development Conference Awards Ceremony.
Upper Limit Aviation, based at Salt Lake International Airport in Utah, operates a helicopter flight school. They offer both Part 141 and Part 61 helicopter flight training programs for ratings from Private to Instrument Flight Instructor. They have also partnered with Salt Lake Community College to offer students the option of enrolling in an Associate of Science Degree or Commercial Certificate of Completion in the Professional Pilot program. Additionally, they offer VA approved courses allowing up to 100% GI Bill benefit coverage for eligible students. According to Lois Reid, co-founder and school director, “It is our mission to create a solid program that is unlike anything in the flight training community.”
Upper Limit Aviation currently offers 13 Federal Aviation Regulation Part 141 approved flight training courses, which allows them to train international students and reduce the number of flight hours required for U.S. students. Additionally, Upper Limit operates a Part 135 on demand Air Carrier to perform various contracts including utility work, aerial surveys, and fire suppression.
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This article was written by Matthew Everett, a private pilot, aviation writer, and frequent contributor to AviationSchoolsOnline.com. You can follow him on twitter @leaving_tf or find his blog at http://leavingterrafirma.com.
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