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Old 01-26-2007, 02:30 PM   #91  
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I have experienced FBO, AF, ATP,and by proxy RAA. Fire away....

Or just be VERY careful when you chose where you go to flight training and don't expect to find many reputable people along your way no matter where you go, and you'll be fine.

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LAFF - Thats how ATP makes its money as well.
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LAFF - Thats how ATP makes its money as well.
For a hard-working, studious future pro pilot they also deliver on their promise as advertised - in the vast majority of the cases.

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Old 01-26-2007, 04:16 PM   #94  
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I think all training facilities should be careful of the "promises" that they make. The industry is changing way to much and money can leave faster than it can come, believing and trusting the so called promises of flight schools is risky either way you look at.
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I think all training facilities should be careful of the "promises" that they make. The industry is changing way to much and money can leave faster than it can come, believing and trusting the so called promises of flight schools is risky either way you look at.
I agree with the above. However, an organization with a proven track record and a good reputation for delivering on its promised / advertised price and package is in my book a acceptable risk.

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Look, most of you don't like me. That's fine. I can't please everyone and I'm not trying to. I'm glad this post has not degraded to name calling and threats...
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I'll never name call or threaten for that matter... AND I never said I didn't like you!!


Most of us are just defending something that has been around much longer in the aviation world than ATP and that this the local FBO. Some of us wouldn't be anywhere near what and where we are without the local FBOs. You pedal the line from ATP and that makes people upset, mostly when you say yourself that you haven't even been there yet to train. If ATP is a perfect fit for you then thats great, but be easy with pushing it on others, and dogging on some of the other schools.

You are a very enthusiastic person about flying I hope you keep that! Sometimes people lose that, especially at those big flight schools. I know after my Riddle time (which I am happy I did thank you very much) it took a little while to enjoy, really enjoy, flying for fun again. Then I went to Air Force, and well.... Thats all I have to say about that.

Anyways... to the original poster I don't think that you need to worry much about how many hours it takes you to do anything. You just need to get your ratings and get hours. Not everyone is the same and learn at the same pace so stop comparing yourself to other students ( I know you are ) and just learn.
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There are exceptions. However, most of the FBO CFIs will take you for a ride - its in their best interest. Thats how they make their money.

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Wrong - as usual.
Flight instructors make their money by doing a good job instructing their students and getting recommended to other students. When I was instructing, I made it my job to tailor the instruction to what the student needed - not which columns in my logbook I wanted to fill up that week. If you make your student happy, they will tell other people about you. An extra student is worth a lot more money than an extra .2 per lesson.
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