View Full Version : low timer SCAM alert - Wings Of Peace


bumboclot
14th May 2005, 00:39
Low timers beware of the SCAM that calls itself "Wings of Peace"

http://www.wingsofpeace.org/index01.html

They will charge you 20,000euros to get a few hours in a C170 in Brazil, then send you to Belize to sit in the right seat of a single pilot Caravan operation, and tell you that you will have a job waiting for you when you are done 'training'.

They claim to be doing 'missionary work' too! According to their website their pilot 'bases' are: L.A., Ft. Lauderdale, San Pedro Belize, and Campo Grande Brazil. What kind of missionary work needs to done in these places???

FACTS: WOP do no own a single aircraft. there is NO job lined up for you when you are finished 'training'. it is not missionary flying!



Ranger One
14th May 2005, 02:18
I'm going to try very hard to refrain from making any remarks whatever concerning missionary positions and getting screwed...

Ooops

Straight to JB

I'll get me coat...

R1

jet_fumes_junkie
14th May 2005, 02:49
every line on that site reeks of unmitigated BS - even if you overlook the funky grammar, vocab and typos. anybody dumb enough to fall for it is by default utterly devoid of sound judgement, and as such is unfit to be trusted with lives and equipment -- ergo, he/she deserves to be scammed and hopefully will give up on the proffession upon -- if ever-- figuring it out.

contract negotiated by ALPA:} just precious

matter of fact, i'll send the link to alpa, they'll have a good laugh, and then have it shut down:8

spaceman1000
16th May 2005, 12:33
I do not know if it is a scam or not, but here I have a "very" good new for you. I am opening my new airline (SCAMAIR).

if you are willing to join a company leader in the aviation market, please make me a donation.

I am looking for planes ,pilots, captains, uniform, offices, coffe machines, nice ladies, cell phones, pen, paper,....everything to build one of the best company in Europe.

visit www.scamair.com for more info.

Danny
16th May 2005, 16:52
Official reply from ALPA after an enquiry regarding this thread:We already are looking into this. There is no known connection with ALPA at this point. As the information in the thread suggests, we advise caution.

jet_fumes_junkie
18th May 2005, 04:57
got ditto:

Thanks for informing us of this statement on the Wings of Peace website. I'm copying this to our Representation and Legal departments for their action, as they deem appropriate.

Regards,

J**** W****, Manager
Security & Human Performance
ALPA

spaceman1000
18th May 2005, 13:24
and what about my new airline SCAMAIR, are they investigating too??:p

ia1166
29th May 2005, 17:41
Scamair is already flying under the ryanair logo. same MO.

Piltdown Man
1st Jun 2005, 09:09
Same MO, same MOL?

pilotezulu
6th Sep 2006, 06:20
Hey all,..

just wondering if anyone had any info on a company called 'wings of peace'. saw them on the internet. apparently they have programmes for low time pilots, train in the US and then sent to south america, i think mainly Brazil.

I'm sure there's a catch somewhere to this...coz it's mainly "volunteer low time pilot programme" with a couple of different options? :cool: plus it didn't mention anything on how much the 'training' costs? there's got to be a significant cost involved somewhere.

anyway, here's the website: Wings of Peace (http://www.wingsofpeace.org)

any info would be helpful.

An2
6th Sep 2006, 10:29
...not to mention the fact that they only accept payment via wire-transfer (which is, if I'm not mistaken, un-traceable!)!! :E
This is a scam, if I ever saw one! Steer clear!!
Once you've sent them your money,....well,....you won't see much of "Wings of Peace" again. My guess is that it will get awfully peaceful.:oh:

pilotezulu
6th Sep 2006, 11:59
great thanks guys. sometimes, hope of such jobs can lead one astray.

so long WOP.

Nicinho
7th Sep 2006, 22:56
I had a training with them Wings of Peace in Brazil and the guys were fine and gave me everything promised they did not promised any job and sure i had to pay for the training with was a combination of Bush flying and line training.

WarLord66
14th Sep 2006, 18:18
I had a training with them Wings of Peace in Brazil and the guys were fine and gave me everything promised they did not promised any job and sure i had to pay for the training with was a combination of Bush flying and line training.


Who were the guys? Care to share some names? How much did you pay and what did you get? Where did you train? Are they certified for training in Brazil? I didn't find anything about them in the Brazilian DAC website. I don't believe in what you say, and I think you just might be part of the scam. Obviously you are Brazilian because you have a Brazilian name.

emmma
16th Sep 2006, 08:12
same happen to me,

stay away from them!

I flew 200 h with them, and I pay over 12.000 usd

it happen a few year ago..... are they still operating????

I ve herad the faa is on the case but I am not sire about that!
ceers

B2N2
20th Sep 2006, 19:24
Linky no worky no more......:E
They must have smelled something and taken off running...