Well, I thought I’d post another blog, after the success of my previous blog for my JAA CPL which had over 2500 views.
So, It was an early start, 3 am Irish time on the road to Cork Airport. Just before I got to the Airport I got pulled over by the Police. Just the usual interrogation, “where you off to at this hour?”.
Got to Cork Airport to take my Ryanair flight to Malaga Airport. Flight time was about 2.5 hours. Landed in Malaga at about 10:30 local time. It was already about 25 Celsius. I jumped in a taxi and after a few minutes I was on my way to the school.
Initial impression of the school was poor. It was in a dirty laneway, with lots of clothes hanging over run-down apartments. But I had been warned about it so I went inside and was amazed at how proffessional the school looked. I was greeted by the receptionist (Irene) and she already knew my name before I told her who I was. Shortly after, Raquel came down the stairs. She is the saleswoman for the company and was the only person i was in contact with.
She got all the paperwork completed and gave me the grand tour of the facility. Aerodynamics is a large company based in Malaga, that do ground support, Aircraft Charter, Flight Training & Cabin Crew training. They operate an ALSIM 200 and FRASCA 50 simulator. All of my my hours will be in the ALSIM.
That was pretty much it for Day1. They then brought me down to the apartment on the beach which I will be renting from them.
There will be many people reading this to see what the training in Spain is like. I have been discouraged by many, and encouraged by few. Some of the main reasons why I picked this school are;
- They were the only school to get back to me within 3 days for a quotation.
- The quote was 4000euro cheaper than the others and said (ALL INCLUSIVE of test, landing fees)
- Personal Recommendations.
Meanwhile, I’m off for some sunshine…