Bottom feeding? Maybe so, but if you were on the bottom of a bankrupt flight school wouldn't you want somebody trying to help you get back to your education and training? Of course FlightSafety wants more students, but who doesn't? If FlightSafety can help these students get their money back from ATA and back on track towards their original goals quickly, what's wrong with that?
Yes, I'm biased. I'm a FlightSafety student. Regardless, two main reasons why I think that FlightSafety is a good choice for former ATA students are:
<ul type="square"> [*]You control your money. You can put as little in your account as you want. Of course you have to have some in there if you want to fly, but that's obvious. You can also pay with a credit card, which can help rack up frequent flyer miles or whatever. Bottom line, you're the customer.
[*]Maintenance is ridiculously good. Anybody can squawk ANYTHING. The plane then comes off the line and gets checked/fixed no questions asked. I've personally squawked a few planes for minor problems and they were addressed quickly if not immediately.[/list]
Whether ATA students decide to switch to FSI or not, I still hope them the best and wish them good luck in getting their money back and getting on with their training.
If anybody wants to PM me, I’d be glad to talk. And no, I don’t work for the marketing department. I’m a student who started here last November with my private license. I’m currently about ¾ of the way through the CIME program working on my instrument rating.