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Old 9th Aug 2017, 17:46
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Where to train?

Hello.

Can anyone recommend me a good and solid flight school in both Spain and Italy?
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 08:41
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Hi, it's for PPL, CPL...? If it's CPL, do you want to do it modular or integrated?
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 15:33
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It's for ppl and modular.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 21:38
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For PPL I know a great one in Madrid LECU. It's not a big school, but his owners (the instructors) are very experienced pilots that have been flying all their lifes. They put all the effort on the students, and they are always very attentive (literally, you can always call them or take extra lessons). It's there where you really learn to fly!

The problem with big schools here in Spain its that they put all their focus in the integrated ATPL courses. And they usually have instructors with not much flying expreience. That being said, some have pretty good ground schools.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 00:56
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Will definitely check that out Thanks. I'm also contemplating southern France.
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For southern France there is Aero Pyrenees that my FI suggested as a school with good quality. But with my limited budget, personally, I went to Poland
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 15:48
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... I went to Poland....
Sounds interesting! Could you elaborate a little more on that, since I'm looking for an (affordable) flight school to finish my conversion (FAA to EASA, ATP exams passed). Basically I need to get prepared for the EASA CPL/IR skills test (MEP). Would be great to hear from you. You can also pm me if you like.
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 08:21
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I recently started trainig modular from ppl to atpl in Slovenia at ACC... small school but guys are very professional, the airport is great and I'm realy satisfied so far
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 21:42
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Can you tell me more about your experience with ACC?
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 08:43
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Hi stefaner,

what do you want to know exactly?
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 16:04
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The conditions of the school, what you liked and didn't. Are you from Slovenia? How is their english?
It's also about 5000eu cheaper then the place I'm leaning torwards. That might just be because it's Eastern Europe though.
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Old 18th Aug 2017, 11:45
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Its not eastern Europe, Slovenia is in Schengen btw... you have Austria 20km from the airport, Italy 200km etc...

Their English is great, some older instructors do struggle a bit with pronunciation which does induce some laughs every now and then but you can understand everything and everything is in English, except some forms which they forgot to translate, haha...

I really like the approach, they are small but the attitude is very proffesional and no bull ... so far I just found out that their ceo is actually former CAA director.

No I'm not from Slovenia but yes I found a room in the city to be close to the airport.
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Old 18th Aug 2017, 17:48
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Sounds very nice, thanks for the replay Howard!
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Old 5th Sep 2017, 23:28
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Also browsing for a school in spain seen a few good things about Aerodynamics Malaga thinking of contacting them but does anyone know anything about group one air? They are based in malaga seem to have good price for theire IR+ME.
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Old 10th Sep 2017, 20:08
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Wherever you are taking your training at, make sure your instructor is not a touchy one. recently my instructor has been replaced (previous one got a job with wizzair) This new one is touching controls pretty much always and he is not even saying ' my controls'. I dont really know who is flying the plane, previous instructor left me controls from flight 1 to my first solo, he only demostrated things and gave me instructions, that s it, he let me experience the plane. So ask around about possible instructors if they are too much touchy or they let you fly
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Old 5th Oct 2017, 19:35
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Will keep that in mind. thanks.
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