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Old 25th Apr 2017, 23:38
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
mines,

You mention two regulatory regimes. Under which would you be "exercising the privileges of..." ?
FAA, hence my searching for CFI/II course. There seem to be many around, I didnt want to take pot luck so hopefully some recommendations will come my way!
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 09:48
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mines,

Wish I could be of some help but I know almost nothing about the CFI thing. Sounds like you've got a plan in mind. However, I might suggest a more US-centric website for advice. jetcareers.com forum (free sign up) is a relatively civilized place where lots of people appear to be familiar with instructing. Best wishes on your retirement.
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Old 26th Apr 2017, 14:31
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What none has talked about yet is the stick & rudder and instrument flying proficiency which is gained only through practice. That's an argument for going the CFI, CFII and MEI route. It will prepare you well for future airline interviews. It did so for me.
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Old 6th May 2017, 06:17
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Originally Posted by Willtofly View Post
So a month ago I went to pelican, thinking it's going to be great, but I wasn't! I was tricked and lied to from the beginning, first they told me they hire every student as an instructor then once i went to the they said we only hire the good ones! They have 14 instructor and not enough students!

Only 3 aircrafts in the fleet!!

I paid them a month rent and a house deposit, once I told them on Friday I'll be leaving on Tuesday they told me to leave their school accommodation or else they'll call the police!

If someone on social media contacts you called Viktor don't thrust him, he'll be super nice to you on WhatsApp but in person he threats you like a dog!
Thank you so much for your feedback and insight about this school.
I was also almost tricked into joining them bit then started asking the difficult questions and the fleet was one of them...
Viktor seemed noce initially but if you ask him details he'll be rude even via email or whatsapp so I can only imagine that being worse in person once you've handed over the money.

Who runs the school after all? Do rate them on google and facebook, we need to use social media to rate these guys so that others are warned about them.

Thanks
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Old 6th May 2017, 10:02
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Originally Posted by pponte View Post
Thank you so much for your feedback and insight about this school.
I was also almost tricked into joining them bit then started asking the difficult questions and the fleet was one of them...
Viktor seemed nice initially but if you ask him details he'll be rude even via email or whatsapp so I can only imagine that being worse in person once you've handed over the money.

Who runs the school after all? Do rate them on google and facebook, we need to use social media to rate these guys so that others are warned about them.

Thanks
Agree with the above! I thought he was just having a bad day when he sent snotty messages via WhatsApp.

Aw well, the search for a decent school continues.....
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Old 7th May 2017, 05:15
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Just marry a nice American girl and Bobs Your Uncle.
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Old 7th May 2017, 08:12
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Just marry a nice American girl and Bobs Your Uncle.
Would have to convert to islam to be allowed a second wife, which doesn't play well with the current setting and administration but thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 7th Sep 2017, 12:51
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Job in Nicaragua

Hi Chitolin,

Are you guys contracting at la Costeņa in order to fly the Caravan ?
Muchas gracias !
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1500 Hours will land you a job at any regional in the US. Question is:
Will you have a right to work in the US? if not, get your ratings at a place that you can work at.
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Old 7th Sep 2017, 15:46
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Hi,

I was considering going to Pelican but IDK. A lot of people told me to don't go and EVERYONE are talking about this famous Victor. It's hard to find good messages about the school and what I'm afraid is to pay in advance the course. That's sound weird since you don't really manage your money. So guys, why did you chose to leave Pelican ? Because of the money or because the school management ? After all of this i'm considering to go to Hillsboro. Might be a good choice ?

Happy Landings,
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 07:39
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Originally Posted by crazydumb_pilot View Post
Hi,

I was considering going to Pelican but IDK. A lot of people told me to don't go and EVERYONE are talking about this famous Victor. It's hard to find good messages about the school and what I'm afraid is to pay in advance the course. That's sound weird since you don't really manage your money. So guys, why did you chose to leave Pelican ? Because of the money or because the school management ? After all of this i'm considering to go to Hillsboro. Might be a good choice ?

Happy Landings,
Hello,

Curious to know which school you went attended? I am currently looking at both of these school for their CFI program.
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 14:41
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can you guys share info about OPT on an M1 visa?
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 01:02
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Originally Posted by motorcitycobra View Post
can you guys share info about OPT on an M1 visa?
Have you actually searched the USCIS website? All the information is fully documented there as to the requirements.
OPT is limited to a maximum of 6 months after completion of a full time purse of study. It is also only available if it isn't available in the student's own country.
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Originally Posted by motorcitycobra View Post
can you guys share info about OPT on an M1 visa?
Have you actually searched the USCIS website? All the information is fully documented there as to the requirements.
OPT is limited to a maximum of 6 months after completion of a full time co​​​urse of study. It is also only available if it isn't available in the student's own country.
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