Expensive accommodation

My course fee included my accommodation for the entire course. It worked out the school was charging me $750 for sharing room. It was a very compact room with two beds side by side. In this small room there was no space for even to for a studying table. The house I lived consisted of […]

Fake agents

In Asia, aviation industry is booming and there is lots of interest between students to become pilots and fulfill that great dream. I choose to do my training in Australia after many months of research. There are many local agents to help you out with the process to enroll in the flight school in Australia. […]

Dangerous Territory

I have been flight instructor for almost 12 years. I’m a person with lots of passion for flying and wouldn’t allow anyone to break the law of the aviation. I get many students comes to the lesson and unprepared and fatigue but one thing that it irritates me the most is students comes to the […]

Transferring school denied

After starting my training just within two weeks I realized I chose the wrong school to begin my aviation career. It was hardly my fault that I couldn’t visit the school before I join because it is not easy for someone from Africa to get visa just to visit flight school. So I just choose […]

3.5 hours of cross country as my first flight

I went to the school for my first flight. Just like any students, I was so excited thinking about the fact that my 15 years of dream going to come through made me so happy and proud. I already met my instructor on the enrolment day. We had few minutes chat, mostly about my country […]

Snake on the plane

I choose my instructor by recommendation from one of my friends in the flight school. I soon realized he is such a great skilled instructor with lots of passion and dedication towards flying. I had great few flight lessons till I came across on one flight about an outraging personality when I made a mistake […]

Preflight and post flight briefings

My instructor has strict personality which makes it difficult to have friendly talk with him or even difficult to ask any question about aviation and my flying. Usually my instructor turns up to the flight just the minute before I start the engine and goes away as soon as I land and switch off the […]

Over $15000 quoted price

My course fee had been quoted as $45,500. The school did mention this price is for 40 hours of private pilot license and they did inform me most of the students completed around 50 hours to 60 hours. So I expected couple of $1000 to increase it to a final price. But when I checked […]

Job Guaranteed with Fake agents

I started my job in USA after years of saving and clear research. I found this company in India and they guaranteed an airline pilot job as soon u complete your commercial license. It’s a dream come true for any student pilot to start a training and to know you will be flying for a […]

Hidden charges

After a month of training I went for a flight as unusual, when I requested my flight log and the keys from dispatcher lady. She informed me that my account is negative. I was completely shocked because I have deposited fifteen thousand dollars a month ago. I asked her to print my account detail to […]

Free ride

Some flight school use desperate measures and try to exploit the situation of the new instructors from abroad. Once they finish the training, the school owners knows that these new instructors wants to build hours and get experience rather than go back to their own country. I only know these details after several of my […]