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Which modular school to choose ?

Old 23rd Dec 2017, 12:20
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Originally Posted by Alex Whittingham View Post
There are ATOs that are rubbish, they won't schedule your training properly, the instructors don't care, there's a lack of lack of standardisation, poor maintenance standards, easy flight tests because of poor local examiners/lack of interest from the regulatory Authority, etc., etc.. The thing is that the poor ATOs are not measurably cheaper. If they were you could perhaps tolerate the poor service.
And could please expose to us the names of these particular schools so that we can avoid them like the plague. . . ? Would be much appreciated.
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 16:42
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I'd love to, but I can't run an ATO down by name, these are our competitors. We can only name the good ones and leave you to notice which ones no-one recommends. Doesn't stop people though, how many times have you seen posts like "have been looking at dodgypetes ATO and thinking of spending 20K. Lots of negative reviews, has anyone been there recently?"
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Old 23rd Dec 2017, 20:32
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200% agree with all Alex his statements above
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Old 25th Dec 2017, 20:48
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Thank you very much Alex, I have had my modular training underway for some time now but never fully comprehended the training goals you described. Will surely help me choose the next steps.
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 11:02
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Hi Aviators,

I am looking to start my CPL ME and IR with Bartolini ASAP but they're giving me January 2019 start. They were saying there are student with March/April 2018 start that are willing to give away their start date. If anyone know such individuals, it would be a great help. Many thanks
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 08:33
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Hello there,

I'm a 27 year old Indian citizen, currently working in Dubai and have no prior flight experience. I'm planning to start my flight training in modular way by end of this year and intended to complete it in maximum of 3 years (I'll be doing the training during my work vacations, which I could get up to 2 months per year). It would be great, if anyone could help me with inputs on the following.
  1. Suggest me some good modular schools in Europe which will give good training and has experience of handling modular candidates. Cost is also a factor.
  2. How to find the first Airline job after the training? Will the ATOs help in the placements? As I understand, being an Indian citizen it would be get an airline job in European Airlines (maybe I'm wrong). I found that many European ATOs are looking for EU nationals to be in their placement programs. I'm okay to work anywhere since I'm willing to move to a new place.
Kindly guide me in the right path. Being a pilot is something I always wanted since I remember. Now I think I should go for it.

-Thanks to all lovely people out there who are helping others by sharing information .
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 06:41
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Hi.
Firstly tell us where you have the right to live and work. There are plenty of good modular schools in Europe but if you don't have the right to live and work in Europe you would be wasting your time training for an EASA license.
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 09:35
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Originally Posted by Thegreenmachine View Post
Hi.
Firstly tell us where you have the right to live and work. There are plenty of good modular schools in Europe but if you don't have the right to live and work in Europe you would be wasting your time training for an EASA license.
I don't think that I have a right to live and work in Europe for now (I'm not sure how to obtain that being an Indian citizen). I'm looking to get trained in Europe is because:
  • I heard that one could easily convert EASA licence to Middle Eastern GCCA and Indian DGCA licences where I could work. And, many middle eastern airlines are hiring fresh pilots from European ATOs.
  • Also I heard that there are many ATOs that are good at handling modular students.
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Old 16th Mar 2018, 10:34
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Originally Posted by paco View Post
I'm talking about the content. They were obviously written by a non-native English speaker who is not a pilot. Due to the choice of font, they are not easy to read for long periods, and although the graphics look nice, many are actually quite confusing.

I know of at least two people who bought a full set and sent them right back. You will definitely need some alternative reading material, or good classroom instruction.
I agree.... my ground school gave me this set of books, they are awful, absolutely useless, highly superficial and very bad written. Sometimes they look like a collection of notes taken during a lesson, with many repetitions. The worst thing is that when you finish studying the book you can overcome more or less 10% of the questions on AviationExam, some topics are not treated in the least. Bad book. OAA books explain much much better...
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