Thinking of starting to train towards ATPL Frozen etc and thinking of doing the flying in Atlantic in Cork, would appreciate any of your comments and suggestios, was planning to fly there and do ATPL in waterford, any comments etc, how long do you think this would take if i stuck to it full time
thanks in advance
I'm not sure about the timescale for the ATPL. I do believe PTC are a bit dearer than Atlantic though. If I had to choose between flying in Cork or Waterford, I'd pick Cork (even though I've flown quite a bit down in EIWF).
Have you visited both schools? You're more than likely to meet people who have gone through the courses and can tell you first hand what it's like.
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Although I have no problem with either Atlantic or PTC I would suggest you go down to PTC and look at the set up. They are geared up to getting you through with the flying and exams. Then compare the two organisations, based on service, quality, and lastly cost. One may look more expensive, but if you look at the overall training programme, the most expensive may work out cheaper in the long run. Do a thorough check out of them first, and then lay out your plan, not their ideas, but what you think is a realistic plan, and cost it out.
With regard to PTC they have a well amitained fleet of aircraft with on-site maintainence which is a bonus when it comes to your tech-type exams as the engineers are happy to help you with questions
The other thing to consider is the continuity of flying, as in Cork there are numerous occassions when ATC limit training flights, whereas in Waterford you have very little interuption, this is costly during training. Landing fees at Cork and Waterford are fairly similar.
Weather is another major consideration as people have found out. Cork being 500 AMSL is frequently unsuitable for flight training due to low cloud and fog. Waterford being lower have a better weather pattern.
Take your time before deciding
- cork has a radar service .EIWF does not.I have been in EIWF many times and an aer arann might be 20 mins away and they will hold you at tramore very fustrating.cork also has ILS on 17/35 and a VOR app on 25/07.
-also I dont agree with bleriot on the cost of training. Atlantic is cheaper by a big margin.
Great aircraft, the last day I was down all the Cessna's were in the air, the Twin was working and the Grob was running too so there's no issues with the aircraft.
The guys were open and honest with regards to costs and timeframes too which is always a pleasant thing to hear from a flightschool.
I'm planning to do my ATPL theory, ME(IR), CPL, and instructor rating with them.
Atlantic lease in another aircraft (G-EMER) when CMT is down for maintenance. The is always good availibility on it and there is a sim arriving in the next few months.
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