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Old 9th Aug 2017, 10:01
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Smart Aviation Poland

Hello everyone, I've been trying to find feedback about Smart Aviation but I've only seen 2 or 3 threads in the forum and they are quite old.
Anyone recently trained there or thinking about going there?
I know for the website that they have updated the fleet and they have new sim.

thanks in advance
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Old 18th Aug 2017, 16:26
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hi,
I hope you found something about smartairo
cause i plan to get ppl from them and i cant reached one of their students
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 20:35
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I have send Smart Aviation a training request by email not too long ago. The initial respond was quick, but my second email was never answered, even after sending a follow-up email a week later. I was told that the owner of the flight school is running a one-man-show, he is trying to handle it all, but apparently things are getting out of his hands!

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Old 20th Aug 2017, 13:28
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I made my PPL licence there in this year so I can answer on all questions.

True is different the owner isn't a frequent guest in this ATO, an employees do all the work. In general they are recommendable, but there is also a little mess there, more I can talk in private message.
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 10:32
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Hello

Thank you very much for your comment. We are trying to answer all mails. We receive dozens of inquiries every day and sometimes it is simply not possibly to reply to all of them. We have created International Student Helpdesk to provide our students the best service. Please visit our website to find more information:
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 18:47
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It is quite interesting what you are writing. All students know that I spend at school almost 24 hours every day and work really hard. I am also a flight instructor so if I am not at school it means that I'm flying. I invest a lot of money to make school bigger and better. This year I have purchased Alsim ALX simulator and two brand new airplanes.
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Old 21st Aug 2017, 19:47
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I have to write a rectification. After last posts of Pilot 1981 I understood that there is ATO Smart Aviation in Poznan. I had thought that we are talking about Smart Aero in Modlin Airport and my posts was about this ATO. There are two different ATO's with similar names and I made a mistook them.
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 19:30
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Yes I notice many people do get confused about Smart Aero in Modlin and Smart Aviation in Poznan. Totally different owner, fleet and location I guess..

They have a nice new fleet according to the website (Tecnam)!
However, I do really would like to get more info about them, I am very much interested in the CPL module. If any have experience please share!
@Porcellino : any new info or experience by now?
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 21:20
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Well I just finished my skill test CPL/ME and IR this weekend, overall I'm happy with the training I had and with what I learned, specially the IR part, instructors were very good and I felt very prepared for my IR skill test.
I'm starting the MCC course tomorrow in the same Sim I did the IR training, and with same instructor.
It also helped, as I mentioned in another post, that poznan airport is a very good place to practice approaches, plus there's an airport 30 minutes away that is close to operations most of the day, but it can still be use to practice VOR and ILS. ATC are very good handling traffic.
I did some approaches at Lodz and it is very busy, plus the fact that there's taxyway at only one end of the runway makes it even slower since you have to taxi back most of the time.
Prices are very good if you compare with everything else around. Specially that Alsim ALX sim, it's a bargain for MCC and IR.

One thing I would recommend, no because of the academy but as a personal preference, is to do PPL with a non glass cockpit.
Thats the way I did it, with an old PA28 at AAA in San Diego. The reason why I say this is because I've seen students from PPL getting to comfortable with the glass cockpit instrument, and actually ignoring the fact that there are stand-by ASI, AI, and a compass right in the middle of the windshield .

There's a new twin by February and a new IR/ME instructor, which I believe will help to suffice the high demand of the actual twin in operation.
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 12:06
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Guys, if anyone of you study from this atplquestions com website for ATPL Theory exams in Poland, i will start to take exams in Poland, i heard that questions are coming from that source, Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 12:48
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Guys, do you know the price for the ATPL theory distance at Smart Aviation? Which provider they use? Bristol?
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 13:52
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@Edhelms if you can not be bothered to look up the price of an ATPL course and need to be spoon fed information how do you plan on passing ATPL exams?

ATPL(A) theoretical course 1500,00 EUR 650,0 h 65 h classroom / 585 h distance learning

A quick google search brought me to their website and I found the price within 30 seconds

It would probably take you longer to post here than look for the price yourself
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 14:07
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I have seen the price on their website before to ask about that here. It was just to be sure. Thank You anyway...
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Old 24th Jan 2018, 14:13
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Just above the prices it says "Zero to ATPL frozen modular training price list effective on 01.01.2018:"

So that's the current price
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 14:06
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@ Porcellino : can you tell us the duration of your training (at smartaviation) and the total cost? The accomodations looks nice!

Thanks
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 07:25
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Hello carve, my training lasted nearly 3 months but that was due to weather on its majority.
I went there needing 50 hrs to start CPL, but had the requirements for MEP and IR, so I was held back for a month to complete my 150hrs to start CPL and the the 200 hrs for skill test. Weather between November and December was 2-3 flying days a week, or less.
I ended up paying around 20.000 Euros, and that's with the 50hrs hour building on SE, CPL/ME/IR, landing fees, hire the twin for skill test and examiner fee.
Feel free to drop a PM if you have any questions.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 07:01
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Thank you very much Porcellino , but unfortunatly , i can't send you an email by PPRuNe ( i don't know why)!
Now you have a CAA UK licence or polish? You had to convert your medical (class1) ?
If you can , send me an email

have a good day
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Old 12th Feb 2018, 06:39
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Hi all i am planning to enroll this year for 0-ATPL course in this Academy in Poznan
may i know from you guys about accommodation near to academy i need single apartment if available around academy
and how much cost ?

second , how is the academy in general ? how is the instructor ?
and which months from year that flying will be less due to bad weather ?
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 10:54
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Is there anyone who completed the PPL at Smart Aviation? I'd like to start my pilot carrer there with a modular route.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 12:10
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Iím also trying to find more information about Smart Aviation in Poznan, Poland. They look very professional on their website and their 0-frozen ATPL is very reasonable. Has anyone got any more info about this FTO? Hoping to start there in March!
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