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Old 24th Jan 2006, 14:54   #1 (permalink)
 
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Wolverhampton Airport Flight Centre NEW DA42

The Flight Centre have just purchased a brand new DA42 Twinstar which will be available for multi engine CPL and IR for a very competitve rate.
Recently did my PPL, CPL & FI there and the place was excellent. Brilliant atmosphere and fantastic instructors. Would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
They offer loads of courses including PPL, IMC, Night, CPL, IR, FIC and MCC
You can contact them on 01384 221456 or have a look at website www.hgfc.co.uk
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Old 18th Apr 2006, 21:29   #2 (permalink)
 
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Cool The Flight Centre - Wolverhampton

Hi all,
I have been milling around the threads (and searching! ) but cannot find recent views on The Flight Centre, Wolverhampton Airport.
Looking to do my CPL,IR and probably FI with them, just wondering if anyone has any views, recent experiences etc etc......
Many thanks in advance!
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 12:47   #3 (permalink)
 
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I am sufficiently impressed that I travel a 260 miles round trip to do my training. It is well worth it.
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Old 19th Apr 2006, 18:57   #4 (permalink)
 
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I did all my training with them and they are excellent.

Your right Chris Caine is a legend!
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 02:57   #5 (permalink)
 
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I have only flown a few hours with them a while ago, but I was nothing but impressed at the quality of service, friendly instructors and tuition, and would highly reccomend them if you are thinking about training in the mids area
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Old 20th Apr 2006, 08:10   #6 (permalink)
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They've generally had a good reputation for many many years now. Another example of a small unglamorous FTO providing excellent training at prices much keener than those marketed by specialist departments at other FTOs.

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ps ALWAYS, refer to it as Halfpenny Green airfield and NOT Wolverhampton Intergalactic Business Airport or whatever the management desire it to be called these days.
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Old 5th May 2006, 08:03   #7 (permalink)
 
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I'm also keen on more thoughts of the flight centre? Any other experiences?
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Old 5th May 2006, 10:39   #8 (permalink)
 
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Can't speak about The Flight Centre, but I did my CPL and FI with Chris Caine. Superb bloke! Good luck
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Old 16th May 2006, 09:50   #9 (permalink)
 
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incidentally, whatever happened to Chris Caine. I did my CPL and FI with him, thought he was an excellent (but never on time) instructor. Then I heard he had moved to the flight centre (which I thought would have been a downward step for him), then I hear he's not there anymore either.

Anyone know where he's disappeared to ??
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Old 16th May 2006, 10:16   #10 (permalink)
 
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Chris Caine is still at the Flight Centre, infact he is their CFI. Very very experienced Instructor. Spends most of his time CPL/FIC instructing, examines at both.
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Old 16th May 2006, 10:20   #11 (permalink)
 
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that's strange because someone who used to instruct there recently told me he had left and was now doing some kind of commercial flying job - that's why I asked really - couldn't imagine him doing that.
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Old 16th May 2006, 13:44   #12 (permalink)
 
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He's definitely still here - stood near me eating crisps at the moment!
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Old 16th May 2006, 13:46   #13 (permalink)
 
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You see - how can we trust people when they only give us a fraction of the details then expect us to believe they are representing those in question

What flavour ?
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Old 16th May 2006, 15:58   #14 (permalink)
 
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Ready salted - Walkers - cooked in sunseed oil - 34.5 gramme packet.
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Old 16th May 2006, 23:18   #15 (permalink)
 
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Smile

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incidentally, whatever happened to Chris Caine. ......Anyone know where he's disappeared to ??
Perhaps they got the idea he had left because they didn't realise he has escaped from his dungeon under the tower and moved to the Commercial Building.
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Old 17th May 2006, 08:22   #16 (permalink)
 
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I did my MCC with them and I found them thoroughly decent.
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Old 17th May 2006, 15:36   #17 (permalink)
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I had a few trial lessons with them, not much to go on but I found them great!
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Old 17th May 2006, 19:44   #18 (permalink)
 
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Cheers all! Booked the course with them......Just got to send the cheque, which will be with you shortly Paul!

Cheers

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I did my MCC with them and I found them thoroughly decent.
Glad to see that we did the job for you!
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Old 8th Jan 2007, 16:27   #20 (permalink)
 
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Flight centre, wolverhampton

Anybody done any training with them? Im thinking of doing the CPL there and have spoken to them on the phone. They seem very friendly and helpfull but if anybody has any comments, good or bad, id be very greatfull.
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