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Old 9th Dec 2017, 04:40
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Flight schools near Mexico City

Greetings!

I'm considering moving to Mexico. Was thinking to get a PPL + probably CPL in the next country of residence.

Few questions related to Mexico:
- is it possible to find a flight school teaching in English?
- if not - what level of Spanish is expected from the applicant? Can i objectively get my Spanish from 0 to the required level in 3-6 months? (planning to stay in Mexico for no more than 2 years). Have experience with languages - know 4 to some decent levels.
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Old 10th Dec 2017, 02:04
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Don’t study in Mexico. You can’t study in English, obtaining a CPL will be a real hard time to get. It’s also very expensive, and besides I’m not sure you’re able to get one since I believe only Mexican born people can get it. Just go to USA to get it. Easier cheaper better.
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Old 10th Dec 2017, 08:27
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Originally Posted by virustalon View Post
Donít study in Mexico. You canít study in English, obtaining a CPL will be a real hard time to get. Itís also very expensive, and besides Iím not sure youíre able to get one since I believe only Mexican born people can get it. Just go to USA to get it. Easier cheaper better.
I need to move from my current location within 2 months .
It's too much effort to get a US visa with my passport + considering i was rejected around 8 years ago(Actually it was a mistake of an agent with whom i applied for "work and travel" program. Will not go deep into why it happened, but providing a proofs that it was a mistake alone is gonna take more than 2-3 months + success chance is not 100%).

I also considered South Africa, Greece, Portugal, but again - visa-related bureaucracy is making it not possible to accomplish within 2 months for both me & my gf. There are multiple factors and i don't think describing my whole life situation(which is for sure quite unique) in this forum post is a good idea.

In short - i need to move to a new country roughly in 2 months.
2 main factors i consider - local tech(IT) scene & ability to get a flight training(PPL+CPL). US/UK/AU/NZ/CA is not an option cause have to explain why i've been refused US visa previously. required bureaucracy stuff will take around 6 months(including visa processing). + don't want to move to country with cold climate
So i left with Central & South America. Can study Spanish intensively - anyway wanted to do it at some point.
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Old 11th Dec 2017, 18:02
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Why would you want to do a training course in Mexico when you would have to convert it to wherever you wanted to work?

You would be a lot better off sorting out your visa problems and doing your training in the US or Europe. If you are under time pressure why not go back to your country of origin until you get it sorted.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 09:12
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Originally Posted by alemaobaiano View Post
Why would you want to do a training course in Mexico when you would have to convert it to wherever you wanted to work?

You would be a lot better off sorting out your visa problems and doing your training in the US or Europe. If you are under time pressure why not go back to your country of origin until you get it sorted.
My situation is really unique (nothing criminal/illegal or whatever in that direction). Sorry but don't want to describe all the factors affecting this decision. There is an objective answer for every "why" and every "why" coming from those answers.

It is just that it is. It is an effective solution.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 19:04
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Primary flight training at Mexico City??

At altitude 7200 feet?
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 19:18
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Sorry but I'm not seeing Mexico as an effective solution.

What kind of visa do you plan to use to live in Mexico? A tourist visa is short duration and wouldn't allow you to work, so how do plan on staying two years there? To get a residence visa you would either need a job or show sufficient funds to not be a drain on the state. When I worked in Mexico my company had to jump through hoops to get the correct visa issued, and that contract was with the government.

There is also a very good chance that Mexico will learn of your visa problems during the application process, and your application could well be denied.

You would face similar problems in the rest of Latin America too.
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Years ago I worked in Queretaro, and there was a flight school on the field. They had a couple of C172s and maybe a twin. At the time it would have been a good place to train because there wasn’t much traffic and the weather was usually wonderful. I don’t know if the school is still there or what the traffic is like these days, but maybe it’s worth investigating.

I enjoyed living in Queretaro. The people were wonderful, the city offered good recreational and workout opportunities, and nearby there were other interesting cities to visit.
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