Interviews, jobs & sponsorshipDo ya feel lucky, Punk? Well do ya? If so, here's the place to swap the hot gen on who's sponsoring or employing, their selection criteria, and where those oh so elusive first jobs can be spotted in the wild. Watch out for the tumbleweeds...
I got the call on Friday from Stella telling me that I'm through to the final stage! They said that FlyBe would email me soon to confirm and that the interview would be around the 20th November. Anyone else get through? Good luck to all those still waiting!
Well done to all that applied. To those who didn't make the cut, never never give up!
Hi guys, I also got a congratulatory call from Stella so I'll be going to the interview.
Dave t6, I saw you made a post about BBVA. Will they actually put the money up for Stella as I had a feeling it was only for certain Schools? Hopefully I should manage without as I've been saving for a long time but it's always good to have a back up plan.
Yes BBVA will put the money up for any pilot loan if they see the course fit, but secured agaist a property (60% of its value - any remaining morgage). As a course already backed by Flybe I cannot see it being a problem. (This is how I understand it, I have spoken with BBVA and they say I have to write a business plan)
But never put all of your eggs in one basket! I'm keeping all options open and select the best for me IF (studying hard) I get offered a place.
I have been trying to get hold of a BBVA business plan template, I have seen Oxford Aviation give one out - no luck at the moment.
I decided not to attend stella, for the primary reason being the funding options. With the likes of flybe's part-sponsorship schemes, with respect to FTE Jerez for example, funding is available from BBVA.
Before choosing not to attend the assessment day's at stella, i looked into funding options, obviously before i decided to turn away such an opportunity!
I contacted BBVA and their reply stated:
"Thank you for your enquiry. I have provided you with some information below and attached for you that may help you understand the conditions and procedure. Please be advised that we can only consider funding for integrated courses with the following schools:
- CTC Wings
- Oxford Aviation Academy
- Flight Training Europe (Jerez) The loans have to be secured against a UK property. You will need to pass an aptitude test with one of the schools above to apply for a loan.
I'm personally going to hang on at university until another scheme opens with one of the schools above (i'm aware a few have just finished)
Congratulations to those have been selected for the flybe last interview, good luck to them!
Does anyone have already been selected by Flybe?
Is there anydbody here selected for the international ATPL program after the Flybe selections?
The first classe starts on the 16th of November in Maastricht, the second one on the 13th of December in Teuge.
I think the MPL for flybe and the international ATPL will run at the same time.
The international ATPL program cost 97500€, we have to pay 70000€ at the start and the rest 27500€ only when we have found employment as a pilot (airlines present in the brochure: turkish, lufthansa, ezy, transavia, lion air, klm, air berlin, emirates).
People in the Flybe MPL, do you know where you start in Maastricht or Teuge?
only when we have found employment as a pilot (airlines present in the brochure: turkish, lufthansa, ezy, transavia, lion air, klm, air berlin, emirates).
Note that like any other school these are the famous "people who trained by us are currently flying at". This says nothing about whether the school helped to got the job through the school or by applying themselves...
Transavia stopt recruiting years ago, for KLM the students had to pay additional 13.000 euros to be able to apply (from the 15 who paid only 2 got the job), Lionair is not something i would aim for, Lufthansa Cityline in the past had to actively release the info that there no such thing as a contract between them en Stella after they heard Stella was spreading this rumour. Emirates? If you believe any guy from flightschool with 200 hours got to fly for Emirates you might want read through this forum a bit more before starting a flight course.
You might want to know aswell that the Dutch ALPA recently started a campaign to inform wannabe pilots about the horrible situation of the market at the moment after finding out over a 1000 pilots in The Netherlands are jobless.
If you still want to spend your money to join this 'glorious' pilot market then i would recommend trying to keep your debts as low as possible and you do not do that by spending 97,5k for a frozen ATPL without a job outlook of any sort.