that's correct, we have been sent to IAC in Thailand(run by the government)in Nakhon Phanom to complete our training(total 25 students).
(In Qatar, we have flown 5 hours in 1 year.a total joke!
Regrettably it didn't turn well in Thailand due to a unqualified french manager and some corrupted Thai instructors.
We had excellent JAA & FAA experienced foreign Instructors at the begining, but little by little, the school was more concerned about intern politic and money(payment after 50 hours block).
Our flight instructors have been asked to leave the school.We have barely finished our flights with local non english speaking instructors.The french manager was only interested by the money, and asked us to fly at all cost , even if we had to risk our life.
Once back in Qatar , we had many problems as our general level of flying was substandards.(we were grading ourself A+ , our Thai instructors don't know to write & read english, so we were free to grade and sign the forms, Some guys in my group have simply tried to corrupt their Thai instructor by offering their bikes, cellphone, and many other gifts, it was pretty much they only way to commnicate with them(remember,they don't speak english) ).In the land of smile, you need to offer gifts!
The thing what made us all laugh in Thailand, the schools had many planes and only 3 planes were airworthy.I don't know how much money this school has invested (over 11 or 12 Diamond brand new planes), to finish with 3 planes at the end.
They have even ordered an aerobatic plane to do stalls which was grounded a few days later.I was doing the stalls in the DA 40 at the begining. I never really understand why a school has to buy an aerobatic plane to train futur airline pilots.
Later we have received a form telling that stalls were dangerous in the Diamond.(a total disoganisation from our manager), so we stop doing stalls.Then the next day we received another form telling we can continue the stall cuz stall were suddenly no dangerous anymore,...yes,this place was a total joke!
The town in Thailand is very nice(along the Mekong river)and it's a very good quite place to study with a few bars and restaurants..., but the general training was not at the standard that an airline can expect (no X country planning, poor aircraft handling, poor radio com.)Our training was lacking in many areas due to these Thai corrupted instructors.
The area is very risky: few airports, no place to land(only water and trees, surrounded in some place by mountains and TS)
In fact we were just doing some time building with our thai flight instructors)
IAC ,I believe( I left the school 1 year ago), is on the way to be shut down, and we are still waiting in Qatar to finish our training.I don't belive IAC will see other Qatar Students in the futur.
I found a website here which explain how bad this school was:
International Aviation College Nakhon Phanom University - Thailand Forum