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loopingz
24th Jan 2023, 08:51
Anyone interested to partner with me for a FI course at Adriana Aviation (Watorowo Poland)?
I plan to go mid february.
They are pretty fast around 5 weeks and for two people it is down to 6k€.
Accomodation on site are cheap. It is not glamour but it might be efficient!

Whopity
24th Jan 2023, 10:33
An FI Course is a considerable investment as you are discovering. Do you intend to teach in Poland after the course? Training does vary between States and to invest a lot of money learning in a different State to the one where you intend to teach may be a false economy.

loopingz
24th Jan 2023, 12:39
Well it will be used at least in France. I currently hold a Polish EASA license. So at least paperwork will be fine.
Should I change to another EASA country later my license they cannot ask for more.
In France I expect at least 5K extra...
In Spain at least 3k extra and 2 or 3 extra months.

Edit: I do hope my post is not considered advertising.

Klimax
24th Jan 2023, 19:51
Well it will be used at least in France. I currently hold a Polish EASA license. So at least paperwork will be fine.
Should I change to another EASA country later my license they cannot ask for more.
In France I expect at least 5K extra...
In Spain at least 3k extra and 2 or 3 extra months.

Edit: I do hope my post is not considered advertising.

As with any EASA Flight Instructor (FI(A)) course youŽd initially be endorsed with a FI(A) Restricted, which IŽm sure youŽre already aware of, and youŽd be equally aware that to get it unrestricted and hold unrestricted FI(A) youŽre required to be supervised etc. Do you already have an arrangement with a DTO/ATO whereby you can work with the FI restriction?
If you plan to do the supervised instructing at the Polish ATO, you may want to consider the extra cost of accommodation at that location, pay and conditions and other costs at location, while doing the instructing (to get unrestricted).
ThereŽs also networking to consider. If youŽre not planning on instructing in Poland, you might find that networking your way in at DTO/ATO in the country (or your "hometown") that you intend to instruct may just be harder if your an "outsider", while other FI(A) and FI(A) restricted instructors have completed their FI training locally.
Why is the Polish FI course so much cheaper than doing the course in France or Spain or anywhere else in EASA land? The airplanes, fuel and insurance will all be of similar cost.
Also, be critical about the ATO (ANY ATO, not just the one youŽre considering in Poland) - will it provide you with the quality of training that youŽd pay 5K more for in say France?

ThereŽs a lot more to the decision making, than just the FI course cost. Good luck with it - whichever road you go.

Jhieminga
25th Jan 2023, 10:57
Doing a FI course in five weeks may sound like a good deal, but it's a pretty intensive course and you will benefit from taking the time to let the material and experiences 'sink in'. If you're serious about going down the FI route, don't skimp on quality. I would really suggest setting up an arrangement to instruct (under supervision) straight away after completion as you will need that. I find that with short courses, retention of what you've learned isn't as good as with longer courses. Once you've got the ticket, you will need to continue to learn, but you'll be doing it with a student in the seat next to you. If there is a significant gap between the end of the course and you starting out on the FI road, I fear that those students may not get the full benefit of what you've learned. Just my two cents.