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Old 03-10-2019, 10:22 AM   #1  
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hi guys. Iím currently checking out flight schools on Long Island. Specifically academy of aviation. I like that they have student financing options, are friendly, professional and seem to guarantee instructors jobs upon completion of the program. They operate out of KFRG which is perfect for me.
Anyone here have experience with them?
Iíve heard mixed opinions on training from farmingdale as it tends to be busy. Some people are frustrated by that others believe it adds to their training experience learning in a metropolitan area.
One of my concerns is the crap weather Iíd have to deal with here in the northeast and how itís gonna impact my training.
Iíd also like to know if thereís suggestions for schools in other areas with a more consistent climate that is cheaper and offers inexpensive student housing.
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Check out Global aviation. All warrior fleet, part 141 and 61.
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:49 AM   #3  
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Check out Global aviation. All warrior fleet, part 141 and 61.
Global doesnít offer the type of financing I need.
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Ragazza,
Since your new posting, I assume your new on the board. There are a lot of good threads about financing and flight training, plus boat loads of discussion about flying as a profession. The fact that your asking questions, one can presume you have an interest and you know roughly the cost associated with learning to fly; do you best to educate yourself to avoid a costly adventure that breaks your heart (regarding flying) and leaves you with an large debt and nothing to show for it.

While a flight school may offer you some kind of financing ability in house, you really, really need to determine if they are worth doing business worth (quality and commitment of the school) and whether the terms of any loan you get (through them) are fair and reasonable.
Try to obtain financing through other means if for no other reason than to compare interest rates, terms for repayment and other small print issues which can make a loan a (potently) a bad deal.

Most importantly, determine by comparison, whether the flight school(s) your considering would be working in your interest. Proximity to where you live and willingness to help you get a loan are not enough reason to spend 60 to 90 thousand dollars of money you have to borrow. Ask a lot of questions, here, at the airport, with the people running the school and even any instructors you can find there.

Best of luck in your endeavors.
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What about ATP? Heard awful lots of negatives about the school, yet it's partnered with more airlines than any other. Anyone has any experience at all?
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What about ATP? Heard awful lots of negatives about the school, yet it's partnered with more airlines than any other. Anyone has any experience at all?
Partnered with which airlines? Regionals? You don't need a "partnership" to get a job at a regional, just 1475 hours and a pulse.
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