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Old 25th Mar 2012, 10:37
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let me edit my post

NO matter how rich the family is if the score was low he should not have been offered a place. After all it is in the best interest for everyone!

We all know that families in UAE can afford the fees but not everyone should be offered a place. 100% of the students when show interest in joining alpha are offered a place. This is not good at all! In oxford where they have standards they only offer you a place if u meet them. Money does not influence their decision!

Alpha should make a good decision before offering a place to a student. If his compass results were low then he should not be offered a place just because he can afford the fees!
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 04:06
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Purpose of my post was dual
1 To get justice for my friend
2 To make the other cadets aware that if they are facing problems with core flying, simulator flying, or line training then they too have also been inducted into the programme with low compass scores because at every stage of flying it will reflect.
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Old 28th Mar 2012, 12:05
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Hi, I am interested in looking for a flying school in DUBAI,am a Nigerian so i really dont have the opportunity of accessing the flying academies to evaluate which one is very good...So i would love if you could advice me wisely, and please your urgent reply will be appreciated
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 08:36
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Yhygajo, personally I would forget about doing any sort of pilot training Dubai, or anywhere in the UAE. There are two problems associated with this...

1. The environment in the UAE is not conducive to flight training due to weather and huge restrictions with airspace and

2. The flying schools are not well managed, and they will take you for a ride with your money - let alone the lack of standards.

If you really want to do your training in the middle-east, I would probably recommend the Qatar Aeronautical College in Doha. Otherwise, the Academy that Alpha Aviation are outsourcing their training to in Australia (AAPA) seems quite good. Perhaps you should try a change of scenery down under, and get pilot training at a very high standard while you are there.

Food for thought!
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Old 1st Apr 2012, 02:59
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AAG UAE student in Wagga Wagga

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Old 1st Apr 2012, 07:55
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AAG is not even trying to say that its an AAG facility... its a partnership with AAPA in Australia

Past Events - Australian Airline Pilot Academy

31 August 2011
Alpha Aviation Group UAE (AAG UAE) and Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA) commences MPL flight training

AAPA, a subsidiary of Regional Express Airlines, jointly with AAG UAE, a joint-venture company of Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) and Air Arabia, today commenced the training of the first intake for the flying component of their new MPL programme.

Prior to the commencement of the training, AAPA, working together with AAG UAE and the wider AAG group, underwent an extensive audit by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE in order to be accredited to deliver the MPL flight training.

AAPA Chairman Chris Hine stated, “We are both excited and honoured to be embarking on the new MPL program on behalf of AAG and warmly welcome the first intake of Air Arabia cadet pilots to our Academy. We are proud to be among the very few pilot academies around the world that could deliver this new MPL programme which is also recognised by CASA of Australia.”

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Old 1st Apr 2012, 09:13
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RP C000 Would like to know from you why are cadets inducted into your academy with compass scores of just 34% which predicts failure in core flying. Is Alpha facing acute shortage of cadets is it because you all want such cadets to fail anyhow so that you can make some easy money. You all need to do some soul searching. Waiting to hear from you in this regard.
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Old 1st Apr 2012, 10:56
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aakhan since you are already in the school pls go ask the HOT Capt Peder on the process of testing..
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Old 1st Apr 2012, 12:57
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I asked you because you are a staunch supporter of Alpha. I just want to highlight the unethical way that Alpha runs their Academy. You are misleading potential cadets into joining Alpha. I think the academy is facing acute shortage of potential cadets and thus they have resorted to your help with your frequent misleading posts to lure cadets into the academy. I suggest you first be well informed about what is happening in the academy and then become the face of Alpha. Then you should also be prepared to answer all our questions.

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Old 8th May 2012, 07:48
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Any news here? Any improvements within AAA?

How is it with malirm? Already line checked?
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Old 8th May 2012, 09:05
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captain.weird AAG UAE and AAG Ph both have made significant changes and improvements in the last few months.
There is a new management team in place and they are busy cleaning up the old mess.

Its best for you to go and see it for your self either in Sharjah or in Clark. And talk to the students who are in the system so that can give you the facts rather than to hear second hand info on this website.

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Since you are looking for Marlim I presume you are based in UAE, you can contact Carsten Borgen [email protected] for info and go visit the training center.
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Old 8th May 2012, 09:20
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WOW!!.....jus amazed at all that i read!...was a good 1hr

glad that thing are better now!...and Marlim!...hats off to you bro, for enduring thru this thread!....cya on-line SOOOON!!
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Old 8th May 2012, 09:29
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Be careful everyone. Alpha are offering the MPL which is not a true pilot license. It is a very abbreviated course with significant shortcuts. Not all airlines will accept this license and its very risky. Stick with the conventional CPL and not some form of hybrid which might turn out to be a very expensive white elephant. Caution also the posts from RP-C000 who appears to be flogging the daylights out of this organization on every and any thread he can visit. Very poor sales technique if you ask me.
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Old 8th May 2012, 10:50
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It is indeed a risky licence. But if AAA can give a guaranteed contract at the start of the course, and you will REALLY get the job, then it won't be a problem anymore ..

But thrusting this school is a very risky attempt (regarding this thread..)

@RP: Are you a student at the school?

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Old 8th May 2012, 12:17
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yes I work for AAA. Why is it doggy ? Am I saying anything else other than the facts. Only representing my employer and informing people of the facts and I make an honest living.


captain.weird as I mentioned before, pls contact the school for more info. If you successfully pass the course you are hired by Air Arabia as a First Officer on A320. Just like any other job you must perform and pass the course.


vfenext MPL is not like CPL, with an MPL you are a cadet with your partner airline, with AAG in UAE the partner airline is Air Arabia. Pls see the link where the AAA is listed as a partner of Air Arabia.

Group | Air Arabia

This course is approved by GCAA and pilots are already flying on 320s.

http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/aircraf...%2002%2024.pdf

http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/aircraf...ne%20pager.pdf


PLEASE READ THESE DOCUMENTS FROM IATA
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Old 8th May 2012, 12:22
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johns_92 guess you are a successfully student of AAA, you should clear up the old stories and inform the new students about the MPL and its facts.

MPL is just like a new kid in school who people dont know or trust until they start to understand more and see that it is a better process than the old CPL.
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Old 8th May 2012, 12:27
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There are so much courses planned! How can Air Arabia take all these cadets in their cockpit? Really! Almost 6-7 planned batches..
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Old 8th May 2012, 13:38
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its ok if you don't trust AAA now you are questioning Air Arabia expansion plans too

AAA has a contract with Air Arabia to train 60 cadets per year for the next 5 years.. = 300 cadets total.

..if you choose AAA you are most welcome if not then best wishes to your aviation career
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Old 8th May 2012, 14:21
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Read all the documents you like. Regardless of what IATA say the MPL license is still not accepted everywhere and is just as expensive as a proper license. For this to work you must have a guarantee of a job at the end of the course and we all know in this business there are NO guarantees. Even if you get the job and find yourself unemployed at any time in the future no other airline will employ you. The MPL was designed to allow a very strictly supervised and abbreviated course in order to fill shortages in the pilot population quickly. It must be supervised and preferably sponsored by an airline. Any other way of doing it is nonsense, therefore do not part with money as a self sponsored scheme. RP-C000 is not giving the full story and encouraging you to part with hard earned cash. I on the other hand could care less about AA or AAA or anybody else. I have no affiliations, just a desire to tell the WHOLE story.Downturn throws MPL pilots on scrapheap
P.S. CP the word is DODGY not DOGGY but perhaps you are both!
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Old 8th May 2012, 14:38
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I've been thinking of applying. so what does everyone think of this? I really just don't know tbh. so you pass the course; you get a 2 year deal with Air Arabia? alright looks good. after those 2 years, will I be able to apply to other airlines? with the license I would be getting? and what's up with the ridiculously huge fee? 144 thousand dollars? without accommodation..... that's crazy.
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