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Old 30th Aug 2013, 12:35
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Pan Am Flight Training Academy

Just want everyones opinions and experience with regards "Pan Am International Flight Academy".

I remember attending a seimnar they had going here nearly 2 years ago now. Talking about the pilot shortage, how the prospects would be great for a job if we took up the training with them etc etc.

When I was there, I couldn't help but feel like the guy conducting the seminar, Name start with S and ends in N (If anyone can relate to the chap), was just after my money.

There were 2 guy's who had come from Cabair to the seminar as they had completed half of their training and obviously, Cabair ceased, so they were looking for somewhere else to go.

The guy running the seminar then directed most of his comments towards them, as he was certain they obviously had the funds to continue training. At the end instead of taking questions from the audicence, he left the room straight away to speak to the Cabair guys and told everyone else to wait to have their questions answered until he had finished with the Cabair guys.

They offered the "free assessment" and then offered 10,000 discount to the first few persons who signed up to the course. I have also been receiving emails every few months asking me to come back to another seminar which is pretty annoying.

I suppose what i'm trying to say, is that I more or less felt like the whole thing was about money grabbing, and came across a bit desperate.

Anyone else got any opinions on this, or in general, this school?

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Old 30th Aug 2013, 18:48
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Hi buddy,

This school was previously known as ACA (Airline Career Academy) and went on to change its name. I attended one of the seminars like yourself. Being unable to approach the big FTOs due to the price tag made this place seem more appealing, however at the 11th hour I had niggles and changed my course of action...went and got my PPL and I've not looked back since!

An old thread exists on ACA so check it out, linked below. The school is also quite popular with recruitment from South America, and I was never able to find any cadets that were attending from Europe who could give me a testimony.

ACA ProPilot

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Old 27th Sep 2013, 10:18
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The school is not EASA approved.

Any type rating you get will have to be on the FAA licence or an ICAO licence if the issuing authority accepts the training. You will then need 500 hours on type before you can apply for a Skill test on Type through an EASA approved ATO with an EASA approved examiner.

I trust this helps
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Old 27th Sep 2013, 11:46
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Hi FlyVeryHigh-,

I completed an FAA PPL + IR, ATPL theory and JAA CPL here. PM me if you are still looking for information on this school.
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