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OAS vs. Air Richelieu


Old 21st Jul 2018, 14:25
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OAS vs. Air Richelieu

I am looking to do the IATPL program in Canada and I am debating between OAS and Air Richelieu. Any info on these two schools would be greatly appreciated. Eg. how the instructors are, how supportive the staff is...thank you!

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Old 22nd Jul 2018, 16:23
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 00:30
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Over the years, OAS have coincidentally had a large number of posts asking questions to
bring attention to the name. Their web site has not been updated in years, is missing expected
information, but they are not the only flight school in Canada to have horrible web sites and
a lack of understanding of what students expect to see on a web site.

Air Richelieu services a very different market
of french speaking students and staff. They attract a lot of French nationals who are also given
employment at the end of their training. If French is your second language or not one of
your languages you probably won't feel comfortable there.
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Old 6th Aug 2018, 03:29
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I would say it entirely depends if you're a French or English speaker. And also whether you live near Montreal or Ottawa.

Also, if you're being led to the ATPL programs by their promise of airline career, keep in mind that those programs don't include the cost of the instructor rating, which yoully need after you finish to keep on that career track to Georgian, Jazz, or Porter
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 21:15
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I would recommend OAS (Ottawa Aviation Services). If you choose Air Richelieu, you will be flying at St. Hubert airport (all light traffic). In Ottawa, yes there's the North field, but you can also mix with the big boys (commercial flights) So you would get to experience wake turbulence separation. Both Ottawa clubs have a very good reputation of producing a lot of pilots that get hired by airlines.
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