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Old 21st Aug 2017, 17:33
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Naples Air Center (NAC)

Due to the lack of current information on Naples Air Center on PPRuNe, I have decided that I will share my experiences there. I will be doing my PPL there in November of this year, so stay tuned and feel free to ask questions.

Up until now all I can say is that contact with the school has been very pleasant, and all my questions were answered to a very satisfactory degree. My only tip as of now concerning email contact (something that's frequently criticised here on PPRuNe) is that you use the "contact us" form on their website as opposed to writing directly - seems to work better.

Anyway, that's all for now. Stay tuned for updates!

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Old 21st Aug 2017, 21:01
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Many years ago, NAC appeared to be a "sponsor" of PPRuNe. I never learned why that arangment came to an end.

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Old 22nd Aug 2017, 09:04
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Originally Posted by Russell Gulch View Post
Many years ago, NAC appeared to be a "sponsor" of PPRuNe. I never learned why that arangment came to an end.

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Because the upper echelon of NAC would be posting fake positive reviews here under multiple user names.
That's why.

Airbusguy you've seemed to have missed this one:

http://www.pprune.org/professional-pilot-training-includes-ground-studies/594626-naples-air-center-nac-fatpl.html?highlight=Naples+air+center
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Old 22nd Aug 2017, 16:45
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Originally Posted by B2N2 View Post

Airbusguy you've seemed to have missed this one:

http://www.pprune.org/professional-pilot-training-includes-ground-studies/594626-naples-air-center-nac-fatpl.html?highlight=Naples+air+center
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Thanks for the heads-up. I did in fact see that one, but I want to bring a PPL perspective into this as well. Unless I'm much mistaken, that thread is mainly about (f)ATPL.
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Old 22nd Aug 2017, 21:08
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Originally Posted by Airbus350Guy View Post
@B2N2

Thanks for the heads-up. I did in fact see that one, but I want to bring a PPL perspective into this as well. Unless I'm much mistaken, that thread is mainly about (f)ATPL.
And how do you expect it to be different?
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Old 23rd Aug 2017, 17:05
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Originally Posted by B2N2 View Post
And how do you expect it to be different?
Two reasons:

The thread that you made reference to isn't actually about the experience the candidate had (which is what my thread will be about) and other reviews (especially older ones) have always mentioned great experiences when doing a PPL and not-so-good experiences for the CPL / ATPL.I was hoping that my report would be able to help people decide whether NAC is the right choice for their PPL needs.

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Old 24th Aug 2017, 04:10
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........and when you do a Career Pilot Program you start with.......a PPL.
Business practices won't be any different because you do a different course.
No offense but it takes some experience in the industry to recognize what's going on.
The best scams will leave you satisfied with the feeling you've been taken care off.
Ironically.
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Old 24th Aug 2017, 12:15
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Originally Posted by B2N2 View Post
........and when you do a Career Pilot Program you start with.......a PPL.
Business practices won't be any different because you do a different course.
No offense but it takes some experience in the industry to recognize what's going on.
The best scams will leave you satisfied with the feeling you've been taken care off.
Ironically.
Actually, I beg to differ. A person having signed up for just a PPL will have to be impressed in such a way that he or she will return later on for a CPL. Conversely, a student that has signed up for the CPL course (with or without already having a PPL) is already in it for the long run. Sadly, in many cases, this leads to worse treatemt (probably because available time is less of a factor).

As I said at the beginning, I opened this thread to share my experiences, and to answer questions. Not dive into a debate about the workings of a CPL.

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Old 29th Aug 2017, 16:51
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I'll be following with interest. Having looked at doing my ppl in the UK. Staying local leads to about 9k. Going away but still in UK leads to the same with accommodation.

What is your costing breakdown and are you going for easa or faa with conversion back in uk.
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 19:09
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Any update? I'm looking at their school now to continue my FAA part 141 training
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 14:30
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Any update?

Also want to know
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 17:44
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If management hasnít changed then the school hasnít changed.
its that simple.
Buyer beware.
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