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Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Review


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Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Review

Posted by: Charlie_Foxtrot on 08-22-2011
Curriculum: Pretty run-of-the-mill aviation stuff here. There are ground school classes for private and instrument ratings as well as a few more specialized subjects such as aviation security, human factors, aviation weather and aerodynamics and a few others.

Price: Simply put, you cannot beat the price of ENMU-R. The program will cost you around $6,000 a semester with everything included. Food, housing, books, meal plan, etc. Federal Aid is available for students with limited college credits.

Teaching staff: All of the ATC classes other than the seminar course which employs the simulator is taught by one instructor. She is a commercial-rated pilot without an ATC background. That being said, she can cover the basics adequately. The Roswell control tower is located adjacent to the campus and they are developing a close relationship with our program. One of the controllers will begin teaching the aforementioned seminar class this Spring. There is a one week "internship" where each student spends time in the tower cab and TRACON. I was told by a classmate that this entails simply spending time in the facility and hanging out with the controllers. It's a good opportunity to see what a controller's job entails on a day-to-day basis. During a class tour, I was told by a controller to come by whenever we might get bored. Me and a few classmates have taken them up on this and they were very welcoming. This is a great aspect of this program.

Nearby activities: I wish there was an option to rate this a zero. The town of Roswell is universally hated by pretty much everyone in the area. If you want to do anything, you will need a car. There are plenty of activities within a few hours of driving: skiing, Albuquerque, etc.

While my review of this school may appear mediocre or worse, do not be dissuaded. Simply put, this is most likely the fastest and cheapest route to getting your CTI recommendation in the country. It is a two-year program but for most it is only three semesters. The FAA doesn't consider which school you attend, so it only makes sense to go somewhere fast and cheap. There may be other schools significantly more expensive and longer in duration that could perhaps better prepare you for the FAA Academy, but the jury is still out in this regard. Can a school really prepare you for the Academy?

I could have gone to a school that was a 30 minute drive from home that cost roughly 5 times as much and would have taken 3 times as long to finish. Instead, I took a risk and drove across the country to come to this school. There are some things about the school that I don't like. However, I do not regret enrolling here.

Please do not hesitate to PM me with any questions you have about this school. I would be happy to help out.[/B][/B][/B][/B]