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Bartolini Air Flight School

Old 15th Sep 2016, 13:50
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I tried to do the FI (A) course there but unfortunately they are not offering the course anymore to external students.
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Old 27th Sep 2016, 10:11
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Anyone who's been in Bartolini could you tell me what's the approximate total accommodation cost (rent, bills, internet, food) in Lodz per month?
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Old 2nd Oct 2016, 16:22
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Is anyone currently training at Bartolini and staying at the Ibis? Will be arriving there to do the IR renewal next week. If anyone is around that area and fancies a beer (or should I say Piwo) then let me know. Might also be helpful to share taxis to the school.

Cheers.
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Old 10th Oct 2016, 23:25
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Thank you for your replies..

Has anyone done his whole training in Bartolini ? I'm interested in doing everything there.
I know they say that ppl and hour building could be a pain there but how much would it take? I contacted Bartolini, they said from zero to ATPL will be around 20 months total. Can it get even longer?

Also, until now Bartolini does not offer MCC. How did you all guys find a job? Did you do it on another sim?
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 17:46
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Join Date: Sep 2014
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Bartolini is getting worse day by day. I've been hearing bad comments about the school and I will change my decision. Most people from the school say that, they only care about taking your money. After you pay, they don't care about your process, what you do, what you need. So think twice before choosing this school.
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 18:14
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All for feedback but.....how does your comment above help prospective students in anyway?

Could you give a bit of detail??

I went there. Training isnt perfect but I found it mostly good.

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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 21:54
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Maybe the school was better when you take your training, but I'm talking about now.
I got this comments from qualified smart guys and they say, the other students are not happy, too. It is not a rule that, every school stay at the same quality all the time. Time change, people change day by day.
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 21:59
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You're still not actually saying what the negative aspects are.........
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 11:11
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As a former CPL/ME/IR student, I can say that Bartolini is a good choice if your budget is limited. You will get for an excellent price, a modern fleet, not the best ME, but good enough to learn. Of course not everything is excellent, their sim instructor is useless, an excellent person but a very bad instructor. Sometimes you need to push them to schedule you and the difference between isntructors is huge, with some you feel you are learning with some other you are just flying by yourself. I personally think that at the end of the course I was ready to pass the skill tests but not by an extra margin.

I think Bartolini has a good vision but it still needs to be improved to become an excellent flight school. Anyways as I said in the beginning if your budget is limited, Bartolini is a very good option, if your budget doesn't have limits and you want a better preparation, go somewhere else.
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 12:23
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Join Date: Oct 2016
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Hello everyone,

Do you tried to contact Bartolini trough mail recently ? I've sent them an email at the last week beginning, and I haven't received a replay. Usually they it takes this long to respond ? Or do you have a actually working email address of them ?
Thanks
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 13:43
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Join Date: Nov 2016
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Why should people not do their PPL at Bartolini? I am considering going here as this is one the best options in Europe, comparing price and value. Does someone think there is a better option for PPL in Europe?
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 12:25
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Every so often I seem to come across somebody who has never been to the school who only has negative things to say, normally from "somebody they know".
Yet I have never come across an actual student who has had anything bad to say.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 14:05
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I went to the school.

Can sum up my experience very quickly:

Price - cheap
Timeframe - quick
Flight instructors - great
Sim instructor - poor
Fleet - great
Ground school - thorough
Cost of living - cheap
Support - good
Communication - average

I think threads like these are helpful for prospective students but all this "my mate said" is unhelpful. Give some examples please or ask your friend to comment.
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Old 6th Nov 2016, 10:22
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Cloudbash, spot on with everything you just said.
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Old 14th Nov 2016, 16:51
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any feedback about the placement rate after completing the course with them?
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Old 14th Nov 2016, 20:23
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Placement rate.......? Nil

How many modular schools have a placement rate???? Not many.
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Old 14th Nov 2016, 21:41
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Really? Wings Alliance just placed an ex-Bartolini student at Thomas Cook. To be fair Bartolini didn't do it, but that's not their game. They do CPL/IR training.
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 03:50
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Please could someone tell me how the ground school is structured with Bartolini? I know the (excellent) material is provided by Bristol GS.
Do you home study then travel to Poland and complete ground school and 14 exams in one trip, or break it into multiple visits? Seems the classroom part is delivered in one 10 day course?
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 07:26
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Originally Posted by Alex Whittingham View Post
Really? Wings Alliance just placed an ex-Bartolini student at Thomas Cook. To be fair Bartolini didn't do it, but that's not their game. They do CPL/IR training.
Yes really....they mostly don't place students. I think a couple were sent for interviews with Adria Airways but that's about it. They don't have and don't give any placement figures/ rates. The lad who went to TC was more to do with WA which is a completely different thing...

If the question was do Wings Alliance place students then my response would have been different....

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Old 15th Nov 2016, 08:07
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Ah I see what you are saying. Why would Bartolini place students any more than a groundschool or PPL school would? As you say, they don't place students, primarily because when they finish at Bartolini they are not at the end of their training. A more informative question would be "How have *** ATO's students subsequently fared in the job market?".
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