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CGaviator
25th Sep 2021, 00:21
Anyone have any experience with this ATO as Flight Instructor?
On glass door web site there are some negative comments about them.
Any review comments you want to share?
Cheers

rudestuff
25th Sep 2021, 08:23
No idea about the school, but it's commutable from Bahrain. If you like beer, bacon and bikinis.

BEagle
25th Sep 2021, 10:10
See https://www.pprune.org/middle-east/639805-oxfordsaudia.html

gerpols
25th Sep 2021, 13:18
They do not hire instructors over 65 years old !!

Jetstream67
25th Sep 2021, 14:25
They do not hire instructors over 65 years old !!
How rude is that ? :rolleyes: . . .

gerpols
29th Sep 2021, 09:34
They are not interested in very experienced aviators, with a FAA & EASA class one medical .!!
With a military background, and FAA ATP CFI MEI CFII & EASA CPL CRI IRI
Aint that realy stupid ??
Its allmost 5 oclock, time for my first beer.....
Take care guys, and fly safe.
Gerrit Pols
The Netherlands

Klimax
29th Sep 2021, 22:57
They are not interested in very experienced aviators, with a FAA & EASA class one medical .!!
With a military background, and FAA ATP CFI MEI CFII & EASA CPL CRI IRI
Aint that realy stupid ??
Its allmost 5 oclock, time for my first beer.....
Take care guys, and fly safe.
Gerrit Pols
The Netherlands

Stupid to who? Licenses are only a piece of paper and lots of authorities issue them like toilet paper. I think itīs each employers choice, what type of instructors (or any other employee group) they see fit for their purpose. Credentials are not all in a license - only.

gerpols
30th Sep 2021, 09:04
All over the world, as far as i know, you can be a flightinstructor, as long as you maintain your flight medical. No matter how old you are !!
But not in Saudi and other Arab countries, UAE, and Indonesia included.
When reaching the age of 65, your done !
That, I think, is a waste of experienced aviators, with a lot of knowledge !
To my opinion that is stupid policy !
That is the point I am trying to make !!
Have a good day guys and dolls !
Gerrit

Klimax
30th Sep 2021, 20:21
All over the world, as far as i know, you can be a flightinstructor, as long as you maintain your flight medical. No matter how old you are !!
But not in Saudi and other Arab countries, UAE, and Indonesia included.
When reaching the age of 65, your done !
That, I think, is a waste of experienced aviators, with a lot of knowledge !
To my opinion that is stupid policy !
That is the point I am trying to make !!
Have a good day guys and dolls !
Gerrit

To that I would certainly agree!

Bill Macgillivray
1st Oct 2021, 20:14
Many years ago when I worked In Saudi (flying), the retirement age was 58 & 3/4's !! This was the law (then)! Obviously improved!

Bill

Warlock1
14th Oct 2021, 12:44
This company is a joke! Mostly, its very well known for their unprofessional behavior among the experienced instructors.
As an example (first hand knowledge), 2 of my friends with tons of experience did interviews with them about a year ago. One even spoke Arabic. They told him that he would be called to fly over for a flight assessment, then nothing! Months after him, chasing them through emails and phone calls, they told him that the management had changed and he needs to do another interview. He did it again and once again, he was told that he would be flown over for a flight assessment. And once again: dead silence with no replies whatsoever to any of his emails.
The first candidate didnít even bother to chase them.
Their ongoing adds and multiple changes in management during the past 1.5-2 years should be a good indication of their operation.
So, I would probably be hesitant to even consider a job with them.
Good luck

mavisbacon
22nd Dec 2021, 15:46
Donít just donít. Donít even think about it, in fact donít even think about thinking about it!

portsharbourflyer
22nd Dec 2021, 19:05
Its associated with CAE avoid.

metalboi69
5th Jan 2022, 13:49
This company is a joke! Mostly, its very well known for their unprofessional behavior among the experienced instructors.
As an example (first hand knowledge), 2 of my friends with tons of experience did interviews with them about a year ago. One even spoke Arabic. They told him that he would be called to fly over for a flight assessment, then nothing! Months after him, chasing them through emails and phone calls, they told him that the management had changed and he needs to do another interview. He did it again and once again, he was told that he would be flown over for a flight assessment. And once again: dead silence with no replies whatsoever to any of his emails.
The first candidate didnít even bother to chase them.
Their ongoing adds and multiple changes in management during the past 1.5-2 years should be a good indication of their operation.
So, I would probably be hesitant to even consider a job with them.
Good luck

Had a similar experience with another employer. This shady 'cat and mouse' process is sadly becoming more common