Just wondered if anyone out there has done the JAA ATPL course at BAe Jerez and good give any guidence as to whether it is worth doing..... looking for a centre and thought that as BA supposedly send recruits here maybe a good place to go!!!!!? Failing that any ideas of a better place for a self funded person as have lookde at OATS and Cabair in uk and Pan Am, WMU and Comair in the USA.......
Any suggestions much appreciated
Wee Weasley Welshman
5th Jul 2001, 22:13
I am an ex-Jerez instructor if you have any specific queries.
BA do send their cadets there for Jet Orientation Courses. Other major customers are Aer Lingus and Airtours. About 60% of students are airline sponsored.
I think the college was very good but its not really my place to act as their marketing department.
6th Jul 2001, 11:04
Wor, why don't you come and have a look around and see what you think. Obviously you have to look beyond the marketing crap you will get from every school, and the easiest way to do that is to look around and talk to current students and instructors.
Yes, BA do send cadets here, as do Airtours and Aer Lingus. Being a smaller school than some of the others, being self-sponsored does not mean you are over-looked.
Of course the usual caveat applies: Look at as many options as possible before parting with hard earned cash.
So it is
6th Jul 2001, 13:44
I have just finished and found the instructors very helpful. The facilities are excellent and one thing is for sure you will have a good time out there.
BA are sending Ab Initio cadets there from September, but I never found any being self sponsored a problem.
I`m out in Jerez now. Ive only been here a fer feeks but from what I can tell it seems a very good set up. I've spoken to the BA cadets that have been at Oxford for a year before coming here to do the MCC and they said that there is no comparison between the two. Jerez is Hot sunny and to top it all the beer is less than half the price of England.
The instructors are funny as hell and make the lessons worth going to.
You will enjoy it but work hard.