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Old 04-22-2017, 03:31 PM   #1
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Looking into Encore Flight Academy (https://encoreflight.com/) to pursue my career in flying. I wanted to see if anyone has heard of this flight school, if so, what do you think about it? I read their reviews on yelp but they seem super fishy like they force people to write positive reviews on yelp.

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Old 08-26-2017, 05:41 PM   #2
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Looking into Encore Flight Academy (https://encoreflight.com/) to pursue my career in flying. I wanted to see if anyone has heard of this flight school, if so, what do you think about it? I read their reviews on yelp but they seem super fishy like they force people to write positive reviews on yelp.

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They are a very shady company. Stay away from them, don't even look that way. Most of their 5 star reviews are fake and they bribe students to write positive reviews. The real reviews are hidden. You can find them if you scroll to the bottom of the page.
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Good job scrutinizing the reviews. You are right, their reviews seem to be generic and overwhelmingly from people who only took a test flight. Not one is from a happy customer who actually completed a whole course or got a license there. I am about to sue them for a breach of contract.
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I went here to do my MEI. Plane was terrible and was down quite a bit. I gave a rather large time frame to the chief pilot that I wanted to complete my MEI. I've been flying for a while and know that delays in training are frequent (weather,maintenance,instructor availability etc.) After 4 months and barely flying at all I asked for the remaining money in my account to be returned. I put 5k down and only used 1k. they refused and said it wasn't my money anymore! I originally was going to sue but I went through my credit card company and issued a chargeback.

Alex abbasi was the chief pilot and owner of the company and is a shady as hell guy. I did a writeup on these forums and google, yelp, anywhere I could to warn people.

I've been flying for 10 years and never dealt with a more shady place. Stay far away
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