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Which flight school in USA on F-1 Visa ?

Old 31st Aug 2016, 02:54
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It is unarguably better to have an option to work there, then not to have one. No one is forcing anyone's hand. It's an option, not an obligation. Let the pilots decide what's good for them and their careers.
Independent contractors hey....

Let's see...


(1) The extent of control which, by the agreement, the business may exercise over the details of the work.
If the employer retains the right to dictate how the work should be done, the worker is an employee. If the employer decides what work the worker will do and how the worker will do it, then the worker is considered an employee. When an employer hires an independent contractor, the employer is normally interested only in the end result, not in the details of how the contractor performs the work. An independent contractor is not subject to the will and control of the employer. The employer can decide what results are expected from the independent contractor, but cannot control the methods used to accomplish those results. This factor is the most important of the 10 common law factors.
(2) Whether the one employed is engaged in a distinct occupation or business.
A person engaged in a distinct occupation or business is more likely to be an independent contractor if the occupation or business is separate and distinct from the employer's business.
(3) Whether the work done in a certain locality is usually done under the direction of the employer or by a specialist without supervision.
If the work is usually done in that locality under the direction of an employer, then the worker is more likely to be an employee. If the work in that locality is usually done by a specialist without supervision, then the worker is more likely to be an independent contractor.
(4) The skill required in the particular occupation.
The greater the skill required for the occupation, the more likely the worker is an independent contractor. A contract for labor only will normally be considered a contract of employment while the hiring of a licensed professional is more likely to be considered the hiring of an independent contractor.
(5) Whether the employer or the worker supplies the instrumentalities (for example: equipment, vehicle, materials), tools, and the place of work for the person doing the work.
Independent contractors are generally expected to provide or purchase everything they need to do the job. Employees are not expected to provide their own workplace, materials, tools, and supplies, or to otherwise invest their own money in the business.

(6) The length of time the person is employed.
The more long-term, continuous, and exclusive the relationship is, the more likely it is to be employment.
(7) The method of payment, whether by the time or by the job.
Independent contractors generally perform their work one job at a time and are paid by the job. An employee is paid for his time.
(8) Whether the work is a part of the regular business of the employer.
If the service provided by the worker is an integral part of the service the employer provides to the public, the worker is more likely to be an employee.
If certain services are so essential to a business that it will succeed or fail based upon how well those services are performed, the business will often want to exercise enough control over the services to ensure they are good. That can make a business the employer of such workers.
(9) Whether the parties believe they are creating the relationship of employer and employee.
If there is a written agreement between the parties describing the relationship it should be honored, unless other provisions of the agreement, or the actual practice of the parties, show that the agreement is not a valid description of the status of the working relationship. If the actual practice of the parties shows an employee relationship, an agreement which describes the worker as an independent contractor will be disregarded. How the worker is treated, not the language of a written agreement or the issuance of a 1099, determines whether the worker is an employee or an independent contractor.
(10) Whether the hiring party is or is not in business.
If the hiring party is in business, it is more likely that the worker is an employee. If the hiring party is an individual, the worker is more likely to be an independent contractor.



Yeah right.....FL Dept Rev - Classification of Workers for Reemployment Tax ? Employees vs. Independent Contractors
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Old 11th Sep 2016, 19:15
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Hi Scottscale40,
As you are from Poland, why don't you consider doing your EASA training in your own country? I've heard some good stuff about Bartolini Air in Lodz, the prices are extremely competitive as well, one of the lowest prices we can ever find that's for sure.
I've been looking into Aviator College as well, the prices seemed to be very reasonable when compared to others, in addition to the guaranteed flight instructor job that they offer upon successfully completing the training on time. However, I havenít visited them personally so I canít give any direct reviews about the school.

Feel free to share any other options you came up with!
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Old 11th Sep 2016, 21:50
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http://www.pprune.org/north-america/...ry-warned.html

Just to circle the loop.
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Old 17th Sep 2016, 16:15
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Thanks fleigle. Caveat emptor.
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 08:48
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Unless you have the rights to live/work in USA, being a European and getting only FAA certs is rather pointless, its an option if your experienced already as FAA is accepted anywhere (except Europe) but for newbies I think its not an option you should even consider, you will have to convert to work back in Europe and that's also a costly and time consuming process.
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 10:01
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hi scottscale40,

did you make any decision about which school to go?

i firstly want to do the training in austrilia, but that's quite expensive there. then i switch my destination to the us. i also want to stay in florida or at least california just for the weather, but i also fund hillsboro seems more trustworthy (just feel their web are more clear and professional...)

really want to know your decision, im so confusing at this moment...

any way, good luck! and safe fly!
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Old 23rd Jun 2017, 21:22
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Originally Posted by button push ignored View Post
American flight schools are a great way for the cartels to launder money.
I have not met many satisfied students from any Southern Florida school.
At 1.2 to the British Pound, America is not worth the money at present.
I would only go there at 1.75 or above.
Canada is a equally depressed currency as the Pound.
Try Harv's Air in Winnipeg.
Honest people.

If your Polish, then first go see Bartolini in Lodz.
Ask them if you have an American, Canadian or South African PPL and 150-200 hours, can you finish up there?
Your home boys will steer you straight.
I trust Florida schools about as far as I can throw them.
That's an awful wide brush you are painting with. There are two excellent schools at KSGJ, which is in NE Florida. Florida Flyers and Florida Aviation Career Training.
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Old 6th Jul 2017, 21:49
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Greetings all.

Having visited three schools recently with a view to selecting one to be the "right fit" for my niece to being her studies towards a career as a commercial pilot, I'd happily receive critical or other comments from anyone with experience or knowledge about these three flight schools, which I hardly ever see mentioned in this forum.

COASTFLIGHT operates out of Montgomery field in SAN DIEGO
ENDEAVOUR operates out of Opa-Locka in MIAMI
ADF operates out of Tamiami in MIAMI

Any thoughts, most appreciated.

Thanks,
Uncle Russ
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Old 7th Jul 2017, 00:50
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Originally Posted by UncleRuss View Post
Greetings all.

Having visited three schools recently with a view to selecting one to be the "right fit" for my niece to being her studies towards a career as a commercial pilot, I'd happily receive critical or other comments from anyone with experience or knowledge about these three flight schools, which I hardly ever see mentioned in this forum.

COASTFLIGHT operates out of Montgomery field in SAN DIEGO
ENDEAVOUR operates out of Opa-Locka in MIAMI
ADF operates out of Tamiami in MIAMI

Any thoughts, most appreciated.

Thanks,
Uncle Russ
I am not familiar with any of these schools. But in general, be very skeptical regarding "south" Florida flight schools, and general aviation in general in "south" Florida.
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Old 5th Nov 2019, 12:21
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East Coast

Does anyone recommend a good flight school in the Northeast US?

Thx a lot
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