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I too am to sit the tests very soon. I havn't agreed a date as yet as I'm currently trying to sort a reasonable route down there. Out of interest are you flying into Seville and getting a bus? And are you getting a hotel or can BAE lend you a room for the night?
Ideally I am looking to join the October course but obviously there is a lot to sort before then!
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
Good luck with the aptitude tests mate, and hopefully we can meet in October .
There is a bus from Seville to Jerez, but it doesnt stop at the airport. it goes direct to the bus station, but seen as the bus station is right next to the train station its just up to you which you prefer.
Just Been down to Jerez (Late June I'm afraid WWW, looks like £134 or so minimum with Avro in August), Flew Gatwick- Malaga with Monarch £80 return (inc taxes) www.avro.co.uk then hired a car and drove (4 hours) to Jerez. £25 per day with Avis www.avis.com.
i am flying down to madrid with BA from gatwick then on to jerez with Iberia. it is expensive but thank god for airmiles!!! serves me right for not being more oragnised and only booking a week in advance!
BAe have booked accomodation for me which makes life easier. It is 45euros a night so not bad.
will let you know how i go!
if you could start again would you go to jerez instead of oats? also did you hear anything about the ground school from other students?
All I can say is go to Jerez!! You will have to work hard, as you will have to do at any of the other schools but you will have the time of your life when you are there - I did! Also, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the food. People said it got repetetive but eating at the Ritz every night would get repetetive. The food is good quality and I never went hungry. If I had to give any advice to people looking for a school, I would always say Jerez, Jerez, Jerez!
See you in October. Wouldn´t bother start studying now, here in Jerez they take you from 0 hours in all subjects and not just flying. That´s been my experience so far. Keep the hard slog for when you´re here.