Im going to have to do a Modular course if i do it, has anyone had experience with them?
I'm not in a position to talk about PTC so I'll say nothing about them, but I am in the middle of my training with the NFC. There are a few reasons I'm doing it there, location... cost etc. but I actually love going out there as well as just flying there! Theres a great air around the place and everyones really nice.
I'm training with them for over a year now and I've had my ups and downs with the weather ( It is ireland after all!!) planes going tech... All the same things you'll get no matter where you go!
I found that once you become established with them as a student and they know you're serious then all of a sudden its not that hard to get a booking, and if you're doing a pre test or if you have your flight test whatever you need its there for you! The only criticism I have is theres no coffee in house anymore since they moved over and you gotta buy the muck upstairs!!
I've spent years looking into all sorts of different places and planning it different ways! Just get up do a trial flight with them, and best of all don't ring, drop out and they'll fill you with as much info as your head can take!
Well thats my take on it anyway! I'm sure there are others that will disagree!
I'm doing my conversion from CPL MEIR with them and liking it a lot. Got switched around instructor-wise a bit at first but like EiMPB said, once they see you are serious and you are keen on putting the work in, things get going nicely. I got a set instructor I stick with so it's easier to track progress, book in advance for most days, and apart from the weather I really have no complaints.
Great bunch of instructors, very professional staff, great to deal with and finally absolutely no sense of "cowboy-itis" I've encountered in two flight schools so far. They get you up to a very good standard and let you go for tests when they are happy, none of this get him the minimum hours and get him out the door stuff. This I have a lot of time for.
As for the coffee situation, yeah, it's overpriced muck. I suggest taking a trip through Leixlip, hang a left up the hill to Cellbridge, then stop at the Insomnia beside Spar :p Well worth the trip for a proper coffee! Pilot fuel, aaaah!
i have to agree with all the comments so far. i just finished my ppl with nfc and i have no complaints about them. like what was said before once the instructors see you are serious about flying you will have no problem getting slots. also you dont pay any money up front which is great because i couldnt afford to!
i was at the residents information meeting the other night in weston and i saw capt o'connor and capt ray conway (chief pilot RYR) talking. rumour has it they were talking about employment opportunities for nfc students so il be definitely doing the rest of my flying there when i do my atpls next year.
any other qustions, just ask away.
I have been hearing good thing about NFC and the more i hear the better,
Did you have any difficulties getting your Licence, as in did you find any particular bits very hard ( something i might need to keep an eye for?)
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