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Old 12th Oct 2017, 17:51
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Eden Flight Training?

Hello All,

I'm thinking of doing my PPL at Durham Tees Valley Airport with Eden Flight Training. They offer an Integrated PPL Package with Accommodation for £6800 and look pretty good.

Does anyone have information on them? Such as a review, what their aircraft and instructors are like and what the accommodation is like?

Also, does anyone else have any suggestions for integrated full-time PPL courses in Europe?

Thanks
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 10:53
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Hello TheTypicalBrit,
Your username is funny, gave an Irish person a laugh. I haven't trained with the guys at Eden but I do know Mark Lee is a sound guy and has been very straight in all the dealings I've had with him. I sold him an aircraft a couple of years ago. Good facilities from what I've seen. I can put you in touch with some locals up there who know more.

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Irish
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 20:28
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I'm considering Eden as well, anyone else have feedback from this flight school?
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 22:39
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With PTT being out of business for a while now and Eden taking over some/most/all (??) of their students, can anyone share their experience with Eden?
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 11:55
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Originally Posted by TheTypicalBrit View Post
Hello All,

I'm thinking of doing my PPL at Durham Tees Valley Airport with Eden Flight Training. They offer an Integrated PPL Package with Accommodation for £6800 and look pretty good.

Does anyone have information on them? Such as a review, what their aircraft and instructors are like and what the accommodation is like?

Also, does anyone else have any suggestions for integrated full-time PPL courses in Europe?

Thanks
Don't bother, it's a shambles up there. I paid for this package a year ago and have had...... 4 flights!
Apart from the weather (which is understandable) I've had 12 cancellations. The plane is not working, we've lost a pilot, we've double booked, there's been a problem with the booking system, your pilot is stuck in another country, the aircraft is having its 50 hrs maintenance, the list goes on.
The booking system is useless, I've booked flight before they have become available. To guarentee I get dome flying time in, sure enough my name/booking has been deleted and as omeone else is in my slot.
I've had lessons cancelled, due to weather, checked METAR and have been 2 miles from airport and conditions were fine.
I would strongly advise you to go elsewhere as they can not cope with the amount of students they have now, never mind taking more on.
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 13:05
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Normal rules apply; paying any significant amount of money up front for flying, particularly training, rarely ends well.
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Old 18th Nov 2019, 15:59
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Hi,

I did initially consider renewing my PPL with them as i was initially taught by Mark back in 07 - 10 when he was at St Georges ( cant speak highly enough of him as an instructor). I managed to get 1 flight in before being lucky enough to get another some 6+ weeks later which was cancelled due to A/C serviceability, attempts to book in for more proved chaotic as mentioned above by Shango.

If your set on learning to fly at Teesside and why wouldn't you the North East is the greatest place on earth! check out Scenic Air Tours, after giving up with Eden I moved to them and renewed my PPL within 3 Months (flying only at weekends), and have since started my Hour Building and Night Rating with them with plans to start the IRR soon.

They have a fleet of 3 x PA28 at £180 Ph (slightly more than Eden) but.. aside from weather I have never had a booking cancelled due to instructor availability or aircraft serviceability so don't mind paying slightly more. and providing you plan in advance weekend availability isn't much of a problem, this is when they are busiest.

Hope this helps in your decision making

Chris
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Old 5th Nov 2021, 01:49
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Unhappy Eden Flight Training Review

Eden Flight Training Review

I pre-paid them a grand about 8 month ago, struggled to book a lesson, suppose they don't really need to care once they had my money... Asked for a refund in August, still waiting for the money back and that's after taking them to court and getting a CCJ against them. Seems like they are struggling financially, company accounts 6 months overdue (tactic to delay tax payment), I'd stay well away as they probably won't be around much longer.
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Old 5th Nov 2021, 12:31
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Clearly they are still operating:

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Old 6th Nov 2021, 20:40
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Definitely operating today.
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Old 7th Nov 2021, 14:43
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I think itís fair to say that this business is a cash cow for the owner and their studentís progress is not the number one priority. Trying to get paperwork signed or getting the CFI to turn up for check rides - forget it. Half the time you canít even get them to pick up the phone. Avoid.
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Old 7th Nov 2021, 17:43
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This could be quite a lot of the schools/ clubs Iíve been associated with. Itís disappointing that many of them just seem to be run for profit or as a hobby corner shop business.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 10:57
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The only place I know where it is possible to operate a flying school/club for a profit is Cuckooland although some try.
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 06:28
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Originally Posted by FIC101 View Post
This could be quite a lot of the schools/ clubs Iíve been associated with. Itís disappointing that many of them just seem to be run for profit or as a hobby corner shop business.
Not sure there is any other reason to operate a flying school.
Profits or hobby, it's attitude that counts.
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