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Airways Aviation - Any good??

Old 8th Mar 2016, 06:01
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Bartolini?

No VAT.
Low costs.
No landing / approach fees.
They have their own sim which they charge out at very reasonable rates which you will use for the majority of the IR.
The hourly rates on their Tecnam twins with G1000 are significantly less than the hourly rates on the traditional twins used by most schools.
There are no examiner fees (they use industry examiners rather than costly CAA examiners).
The whole process is quick - 2 months for the complete CPL/IR course vs 4 to 6 months at most schools - keeps costs down for everyone (but you do have to work hard!).
Accommodation is cheap.
They are nice people.

No link other than as a happy customer. I've got no experience of other EASA CPL/IR schools so can't really make a comparison ......
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Old 8th Mar 2016, 08:00
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Thankyou, I read very good things about Bartolini and many candidates now happily flying for LCC's. Looks like that's my summer holiday next year sorted ! The examiners are CAA and give you the exact same licence as here are they not?
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Old 9th Mar 2016, 10:01
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Sounds like you have experienced working there?

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Old 9th Mar 2016, 13:56
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No, but I know someone who has
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Old 13th Mar 2016, 19:01
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Has the new HoT been announced yet?
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 00:20
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Mark Young; no CFI post required; 2 FI's (for now).
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 00:30
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OAA Centre Manager recently departed and moved over to AA; may find 1 or 2 OAA FI's following due mainly to unhappiness over new shift patterns; not sure exactly why no CFI position, can only be there is a group one somewhere like Huesca with Oxford being a satellite base.
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Old 17th Mar 2016, 22:58
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Same old then - still more staff than students by the sound if it!
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Old 28th Mar 2016, 08:31
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No public holidays!

Airways groundschool work public holidays, a practice to appease the foreign students, I hear this is still ongoing as they have worked Good Friday and today. The other schools don't do this. Instructors have to book the days off and don't get time and a half in lieu!
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 12:00
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Note: I would be wary of bitter former employees of a previous regime, and competitors comments. I wouldn't consider them to be particularly impartial or constructive.

Every school has its pros and cons for the students. Every school also has a parent company, all of which have a very different perspective on their business model and how to create a good training academy. That is why CTC is so different to FTE, is so different to CAE, is so different to AAA, is so different to FTA, is so different to BCFT, is so different to Aeros and many more I could name.

All of these schools, and many more, are in the business of training new commercial pilots. Some are driven entirely by money and their customers are really the airlines. There is a benefit to this, in some ways. Some will take all the waifs and strays that can't get into other schools, or have been kicked out of other schools. Some of those students blossom in their last-chance saloon. Some will focus 100% on each individual student to make sure their personal potential is met, and for those students this makes all the difference. Some schools have large classes so can't provide such a personal touch, and again for some students, the tidal wave of the progress of their class as a whole is what drags them through their training.

Slagging off other schools just shows how petty and fragile your own position is. It's also quite unprofessional and not a good example to set for the future.

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Old 7th Apr 2017, 10:41
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Has anyone had recent experience with Airways Aviation? How do they stack up to the "big three" schools in terms of training quality and job prospects at the end?
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 12:16
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Weren't these guys going to recruit for Kuwait airways ?
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 10:30
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I've got the same questions as you baron !
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 20:53
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They didnt get the Kuwait Airways contract, CAE Oxford did. They do train Kuwait college students I believe.
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 14:21
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I'm looking to join airways aviation in their EASA integrated programme. I'm indian and stay in India as well, so I'll be moving to the uk
can anyone help me out by providing any info about this school that I would not get on their site or by talking to them.
Also point me in the correct direction regarding my future opportunities in the uk and europe and the sorts
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 16:02
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I hear a buzz that Airways are about to abandon Oxford and move all of their European operations to Huesca so I wouldn't make any firm plans to move to the UK just yet.
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