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User currently offlineBoyshane From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 128 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5756 times:

I'm wondering if someone could help me out or have heard of this.

Today my friend approached me holding a neon postcard that was mailed to her. On it read "The Airline Academy-Exciting Careers Begin Here!"

She gave it to me as she does not like to fly and has no intention of being in the airline industry. I took it home and read it.

"Congratulations.... you made it... you're a senior! After graduation what do you pland to do? THIS COULD BE YOUR FIRST-CLASS TICKET TO AN AIRLINE CAREER! Excitement, prestige, good pay, public contact, free or discounted travel and a future with reegnergized, fast-growing industry... that's what you get with a career in the AIRLINE INDUSTRY! And our training can be completed in just a few months!
We are the world leader in airline training with thousands of graduates hired by regional, national, and international airlines since 1972. Programs are continually updated with input from major airline executives. Graduates have versatility to obtain jobs in any position from the ground to the flight deck.
Discover THE SCHOOL THE AIRLINES CHOOSE! Return the attached cardnow for more information.
THE AIRLINE ACADEMY
Daytona International Airport, Daytona Beach, FL
Website: www.theairlineacademy.com
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Is this worth signing up for, or is it just some big marketing scam? I've never heard about this place before and don't want to do anything until I get a second opinion on it. It's definatly something i'm interested in but has anybody else heard of this before? Seen the place?

Recently had an interview with Continental Express Airlines and have to give the General Manager a call back sometime this week before I graduate to see if he can get me down to Houston for training, but if that does not all work out, would this Airline Academy thing be an option... or a scam?

Thanks!
-Shane

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User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5752 times:

"Graduates have versatility to obtain jobs in any position from the ground to the flight deck. "

That to me is a red flag. So what exactly does the school teach you? Everything?

As a former manager (I sometimes interviewed and hired ground staff) I was more interested in the person, and his/her hands-on experience. Have such a course on the resume wouldn't sway me either way.


User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5709 times:

Shane,

Obviously, having had an interview already, you know that you don't need any special school to train you so you can get an airline job. All airlines in the US send their new hires to their own training program and are taught as they want them to be instructed. (Unless you are a pilot, then you must obviously apply with certain qualifications.) This place is nothing but a waste of money in my opinon. There are still lots of people out on furlough anyway, so why would you pay for training when there aren't really any positions? Just keep applying! If CoEx doesn't work out, something else will.


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

The airline acadamy is opperated by Phoinix East a flight school in DAB, as an embry riddle graduate I saw many people loose their money to them. They are crooks. No refund policy alot of problems.... not the greatest of safety records... www.pea.com is their webpage for phoiniex east



User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5666 times:

how many graduates of embry riddle went on to have careers with MAJOR airlines?

UNITED
AMERICAN
DELTA
CONTINENTAL
THOSE MAJORS.not express





ual 777 contrail


User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5640 times:

A fair amount with the NW bridge program, and even more with the non flight program...

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