Were you at Airline Training Academy Dallas when it closed?


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Remember how you felt when you discovered Airline Training Academy, Dallas, had closed its doors?

On 2/28/03, Airline Training Academy in Orlando (owned by some of the same bunch as ATA, Dallas) closed its doors and the owners disappeared with millions of dollars of the students' tuition and living expense money. Most of the students had borrowed this money from Key Loans, Sallie Mae, etc. The former students of ATA Orlando have organized to pursue legal recourse against the Williams Gang (the family that owned ATA).

We desperately need to talk to students who were at Airline Training Academy, Dallas, when it closed in Spring of 1991.

What we need to know is what happened about your loans. We need to know what precedent the loan companies set in handling your loans before our attorney talks to our lenders.

Who did you have your loan with?

Were you still required to pay the loans?

Did the loan companies let students off the hook and go after the money themselves?

Since there are several different loan companies used by flight school students, we need to hear what happened with each lender.

If you know how to reach other pilot trainees who were with you, please contact them and ask them to reply to this post ASAP. You may reply directly to our e-mail address
atapilots@msn.com Put "Lender Negotiations" in the Subject Line.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

PS If you would like to follow our progress, go to
Our bulletin board is called redtrainer because we were identified in radio communications as "redtrainer + plane no."