It is so good that you have this website up sharing pointers and your experience. It is very informative and thank you so much for that.
I'm 28 years old and have been working as a Service Manager in the Biomedical Industry for the past 6 years. I always had the wish to become an airline pilot from young, and now I have made-up my mind to go for it. I am thinking of taking up an ATPL course at Phoenix East Aviation in Daytona, Florida.
They offer a course by the name PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM III which covers Multi-Engine Private Rating, Instrument Rating, Commercial Single Engine License, Commercial Multi-Engine License, Certified Flight Instructor Rating, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine Instructor Rating.
The Prerequisite for this course is a Private Pilot License. So I am planning to do the PPL followed by the PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM III. The PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM III emphasizes multi-engine training.
Aircraft flown includes the new Diamond DA-42 and Piper Seneca PA-34 twin engine, as well as the Cessna C-172SP and Decathlon 8KCAB.
Upon successful completion of the PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM III, I can gain practical experience as a Flight Instructor which has the possibility to build up 1000 hours of flying.
What is your comment about Phoenix East Aviation and the course path I am planning to choose?
You comments and guidance is most appreciated and accepted. Thanks in advance.
Have a good day.
Phoenix East Flight School
I do not know where you are from as different region have different needs and procedures for one to become an airline pilot. In the USA and Europe, the route to become an airline pilot is more tedious and lengthy than if you were from Asia or the Middle East.
The path you are taking seems to be one of the ways to build up your flying hours and gain some experience. According to the comments below, the Flight Instructor job in the School may not be a guarantee after your graduation.
I do not have much information about Phoenix East Aviation except from a second hand source through the Flight School Reviewer here. Some of the good and not so good comments are…
1. Watch for hidden cost
Before making the trip to PEA, make sure to read between the lines. I finally got done 1 year longer and 30,000usd more then I want…
2. Phoenix East Aviation - Beware, Low Quality
I went to Phoenix east recently and unlike the last reviewer I had a very bad experience.
3. Very Professional and thorough training...
I was a student at Embry-Riddle in their flight program. I was a student back home at a small flight school. I have met many other schools locally and across the country...
4. Beware of false promises
I decided to train with PEA because they told me that they hire their own graduates...
5. Phoenix East Aviation. BEWARE SCAM
My husband was a flight student at Phoenix East Aviation, enrolled to take what they call their Program III
6. One of the best in the industry
I will highly recommend Phoenix East Aviation, because it’s truly a good flight training school which will train u to b a professional pilot.
7. Best Flight School
The oldest and most experienced with new equipment flight school. I did my PPL to CPL in 10 months.
I manage to retrieve a YouTube feature on this Flying School above…