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Bartolini Air Flight School

Old 5th Nov 2013, 09:28
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Hi folks, does anyone have any recent experiences of this school? I'm interested to do the CPL/IR/MEP, but their price is quite a lot cheaper than most schools and while this is a good thing, it makes you wonder why? They also say the above courses take 2 months in total, which is very quick! Am I missing something here?

Would love to hear from any Irish or English students who went to them, was the level of English good enough to get a grasp of things?
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Old 5th Nov 2013, 09:46
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A friend of mine dit his CPL/ME/IR in 4-5 weeks there at Bartolini. I've visited them in february and it is a qualitative and quantitative good school. The reason that it is so cheap is that the Polish government don't ask for VAT because it is a professional training.

Just visit them!
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Old 17th Nov 2013, 12:08
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Bartolini Air (Polish FTO)

Hi guys,

I hope someone can shed some light on this FTO.

I've been accepted into Pan Am's Pro Pilot programme, formerly ACA and prior to that Orlando Flight School (which judging by the posts on here regarding this FTO, people already have their views!). The reason I edged towards it was that ANA have just purchased Pan Am, so I didn't think that such a prestigious carrier would permit poor maintenance/bad reviews. I expected any past issues to have been amended.
I am due to start there in Feb but after reading these posts, reviews and info on the school (plus with my disgust of US politics) I'm very reluctant to go.

I am applying for CTC later this year as I got a good vibe with their open day, their success rates are positive and their employment statistics are promising.
If unsuccessful with the application I shall have to look elsewhere. One that has been brought into my attention today is Bartolini in Poland, being half Polish is also the reason why I looked further. Saw a post briefly mention this FTO when reading through the ACA posts and cannot find any thread regarding it.

They use Bristol ground school as the means to complete the ATPL theory, and the flying is completed in Cessna 150 and Tecnam P2006T with Garmin glass cockpits


However small and young the school is, it seems like a solid course for an affordable price. On their facebook page they have posts regarding recent graduate employment with easyJet and Wizzair, and offer 737 type ratings as well.

I know Polish people love and appreciate good flying, and through working with many Polish people I know they maintain a very high level of professionalism. So my thoughts are that this could be a successful alternate route to take?

I'm going to send them an email today, is there anything specific you advise enquiring about?


Any thought on this matter will be greatly appreciated, I'm looking to start my training as soon as I can!
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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 00:15
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Yes go see them

This year I've completed ME CPL at Bartolini. Will be returning for the IR early next year.
Very good team of staff and instructors.
It's Florida prices in Europe and it's exactly what your quoted you will pay. No nasty surprises.
All I can suggest is to book a Rynair flight into Lodz for a couple days and go visit. Thats what I did and other students are more than happy for you to back seat and take it all in. Sit have a chat to people throughout the day and decide for yourself.
One thing that is great is how friendly everyone is there from all nationalities.
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Old 5th Dec 2013, 15:48
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I have just found out that there are 2 different websites for Bartolini Air, which are "http://bartolini-air.com/" and "http://www.flyinpoland.com/" having different contact details (different phone numbers, different Facebook pages and different email addresses). So I was wondering which one of them is the real Bartolini Air's website? Cheers!
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Old 6th Dec 2013, 12:56
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first one: Strona G?ówna | Bartolini Air - Wynajem Samolotów, Szkolenia Lotnicze, ?ód? .
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Old 10th Dec 2013, 07:11
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sites

Actually both are sites of Bartolini Air.

On Bartolini Air EASA Flight Training Organisation - Fly in Poland they publish the prices and more detailed info for their program that is taught in English for students from outside Poland.
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 18:40
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Thumbs up Bartolini air school

Hi guys!

Anyone starting ATPL or any other courses at Bartolini air school?

Did anyone finish the course recently?
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 21:59
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Bartolini air school

After seeing your post I checked them out , reviews look good , fleet looks good and prices look great . I'll be considering them ,
Thanks
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Old 22nd Dec 2013, 19:28
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AIR BARTOLINI - Poland

Hi,
I'm considering applying to air bartolini in Poland, I was just wondering if anyone on here has been through their frozen ATPL course, I'm attracted to their price and their reviews seem good. And from their Facebook page they seem as though they have a relatively good employment rate with airlines such as easyjet wizzajr and Ryanair. I would just like overall information on the school and the application process
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Old 6th May 2014, 12:58
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Accomodation

Hi Everybody,

Was wondering if anybody had chosen Air Bartolini's apartement on Jaracza 56 during their training?
How is it like?
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Old 4th Dec 2014, 17:16
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Hey guys,

I'm starting with Bartolini in the start of January. They suggested I take a room at al. Politechniki 3b which I believe is accommodation used by students from the local university.

Has anyone stayed there during their training? I can see its's dirt cheap but I am not sure I love the idea of being in a student accommodation.

If anyone has any other suggestions of where to stay that would be very much appreciated! Feel free to PM me. Thanks!
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Old 11th May 2015, 19:10
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How did it go at Bartolini?

I'm looking at going there next year. Cheers.
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Old 21st May 2015, 12:41
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Hey buddy
I'm thinking of going there soon too.
Maybe we'll be bunk mates
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Old 26th May 2015, 20:09
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Talking

Has anyone been at Bartolini Air recently? I'm currently in the United States, also a citizen of Poland. I go to Poland every year for the summer so I'm familiar with the country. Although I was born here in the United States, I still see Poland as my home in some way haha. All my fam is there. I'm trying to take the 0-fATPL course.

I did one semester at the State Universtiy and because of a wait list, I didn't get to complete my first solo. I have about 24hrs on a Piper Warrior. The thing is, my mom kinda forced me to go to school here. I convinced her it isn't the way to go. If I stayed and graduated in college here with my fancy "Aeronautical Science: Professional Pilot" degree, I'll be spending about $120,000. Four years for the Bachlors Degree. Let's just say it's $30,000 a year. Okay.. So now I have my degree and CPL&FI license but no job. Forget about paying to transfer my FAA license to EASA. I need 1,500 hrs. I feel bad for my flight instructors. Some of them have about 3,000-5,000 hrs and still instruct with the hope of getting into a regional because of all the competition.

I'm trying to start as soon as possible. Like I said the 0-fATPL. Can I hear about you opinions on this school? How did you go about finding a place to stay? Is there anyone else in the same position as me? Is it really 45,000€? How are the instructors and how is life in the city?
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Old 29th Dec 2015, 10:48
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I've read this thread but is there anybody with recent experience of Bartolini?
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Old 30th Dec 2015, 06:39
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I did a CPL/IR course with them earlier this year and was very happy with the experience.
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Old 31st Dec 2015, 08:34
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Did you complete it in 8 weeks as they said?
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Old 1st May 2016, 20:54
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anyone know if they teach NDB procedures and NDB holds at Bartolini as part of the MEIR?
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Old 2nd May 2016, 14:36
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EPLL doesn't have any NDB. I didn't practice any NDB approach in the real aircraft, just in the simulator.
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