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Brand New Instructor with Brand New Student?

Old 13th Sep 2019, 07:52
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Brand New Instructor with Brand New Student?

Hello everyone,

I'm here for a few opinions.

I am looking at a school to join next year (Have just started my last year of HS) and have had some mixed reviews, especially with flight training.

One school which has caught my eye has a great reputation and markets the school well but have heard a rumour that brand new intructors are being coupled with brand new students with no hours. Is this is the best option?

As this school has a few intakes per year, obviously I could imagine some students having some hours already (I've heard of some going in with as much as 30). Yet these more experienced students are being paired with the more experienced instructors. Wouldn't it make sense to pair the more experienced FI with the 0hr students to really nail the fundamentals? But then again more experienced FIs probably have a better idea of advanced lessons?

I haven't heard of any other schools doing this but apparently the new students progression has been slow with some key elements of training left out.

What do you think about this?
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 09:53
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I think they have a great marketing department, which is succeeding in placing students in good airlines where "normal school" students can't even apply.

Don't overthink about it, realize and accept that in most cases the "best" schools don't have the best instructors and if you think the price is worth the final reward go for it.
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 10:06
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Before committing yourself to any ATO, visit those on your shortlist. Spent a whole day. Visit all departments. Sit in the ac.

As part of the process, ask the staff any Qs that you want cleared up, and most importantly speak to the customers who are in training. They are far more likely to give you straight forward honest answers.
The ATOs marketing dept will be fully trained to give you the SMOOTH PATTER, basically saying that “it is always rosy in the garden”. Great results. Excellent contacts with employers etc. Spend your money here.

Do not sign anything until you have your medical certificate issued.
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