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Old 28th Feb 2012, 10:06
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0-fATPL in europe?

Looking at flight schools around Europe to try to eventually decide where to go for my education.

Countries of choice so far is Norway, Sweden and Greece.

Money vice Greece looks best so far and also sounds really nice.
But how is the quality of the schools?
Looking at some schools and would like to have more information on the Alfa one Alfa Aviation Academy, Pilot Training in Thessaloniki - Greece seams to be new.. anyone that knows more about it?

Will I have troubles with the occurring problems in Greece (political and economical)?

Happy for all and any information!
Thanks
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Old 28th Feb 2012, 11:58
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In Greece, Egnatia Aviation and Global Aviation Academy are two well-known FTOs.
I can say nothing about Global Aviation Academy, but I heard personal opinions about Egnatia Aviation and it seems to be a great school.

There is a thread on Egnatia Aviation just in these section of the forum. Search it.
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Old 28th Feb 2012, 12:14
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hmmm I dont know.. know someone that has been there. Would like to know more aout the others as well.
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Have you done your ATPL's already in Norway? Or you still going to start on them?
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Old 28th Feb 2012, 12:27
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As far as I am concerned, no, he hasn't started anything yet. He is looking for a flight school for a course "0-to-hero" either modular or integrated.
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Well needs to decide with the ATPL theory part first. Not sure unless he speaks good greek, if it would be good idea to do the ATPL theory in Greece!

From the outset with some exceptions CPL/IR must be done in same country as your ATPL theory.

Sure exams in Greece will be in English, however you also have to deal with their CAA and do a course for the theory there, not sure about that, but need to check this to make sure no major issues.

Also I would be a bit worried to advance to much money with a Greek company in these days, at least try to keep any advance payments as low as possible, in case a collapse in the economy. (bigger collapse)

Being from Norway, I know they are a bit more detailed with their paper work when doing tests outside their country. I know ATPL's taken in any country other than Norway, will never be accepted in Norway. Had UK ATPL theory, and was easier and cheaper to do it in the UK.

ATPL theory depends on type of course, distance learning or full time, I know London Met and Oxford do modular ATPL theory courses, I would recommend these. However with British ATPL's, you would normally need to do your flight training in the UK, unless you apply special for other country.

Many companies prefer CPL and IR done at same school, so should have think of this too.

Not sure if savings will be so great though around Europe, looking around to countries where you might run into other practical problems. I know Norwegians normally speak good English and some German, and I would tend to recommend a school that is strongly linked to these languages. Cheaper than Scandinavia, and good quality training!
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You are true when you speak regarding to the curent Greece's situation.
The ATPL theory at Egnatia Aviation is conducted in English, and the chief ground instructor is english if I am not wrong.

Now, I was looking at Egnatia to convert my future FAA licences, but due to the current crisis in Greece, I am looking to convert my licences, study ATPL theory, do a MCC course and become a flight insturctor in Spain.
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Old 28th Feb 2012, 21:21
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It is like I have understood it as well. I asked about the english at Alfa and the way I got it was that they have a very European staff. I think the CGI at Egnatia is english as well. I am not worried at all about the language. More I would like to hear the impression if someone else has been in contact with them/studies there to share thoughts and fears. It is a nice offer and of course that attracts.
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I am not worried about the language question in Greece. As you say I also have the impression that the CGI in Egnatia is english. Also at Alfa ( Alfa Aviation Academy, Pilot Training in Thessaloniki - Greece ) I see a very international crew with only english as common language. This is the schools that is most interesting for me as they are located in north of Greece (Kavalla and Thessaloniki) So this is not one of my concerns.

More if someone has been in contact/studies there to share thoughts and fears, always good to hear a second point of view.
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I would recommend you 'Gestair', located in Madrid or Lisbon, but having quite a lot of foreigners working/studying there. It includes ATPL + MCC and they will arrange you a apartments as well. (flying within 3 months from the begin f ur study)
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Old 23rd Oct 2012, 18:14
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Alfa Aviation Academy

Alfa Aviation Academy is going to close . Hellenic CAA canceled FTO for this academy. all stuff left the job. there is no Airplane no FI and Head of training.

the main office of academy will close soon and all students want to leave.

please call CAA of Greece and ask about academy before any payment as enrollment.
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