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CAE Oxford vs. Transpac

Discussion in 'CFI Corner' started by Daytonav8r, May 23, 2017.

  1. n156499000

    n156499000 Titanius Anglesmith

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    All of the DA40s, DA42s, Archers, and Seminoless are G1000 equipped. Only the two DA20s used for spin training and the two Arrows used for CFI training are non-G1000.
     
  2. Adebord13

    Adebord13 Well-Known Member

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    what's new at mesquitepac?
     
  3. glider

    glider Well-Known Member

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    I have heard that TransPac will be changing its name to AeroGuard Flight Training Center (http://www.flyaeroguard.com).
     
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  4. SuperOneFiddy

    SuperOneFiddy Well-Known Member

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    Can confirm. We've known about it for a while but haven't been allowed to talk about it. New colors are orange and gray. Uniforms are changing as well.

    What's new here? We all get a Stratus in the plane now which is awesome. Way better than the ADS-B on the GNS430 in my opinion. They're still hiring like crazy here and they're really short on pilots. CFIIs and MEIs are being fast tracked into instrument and commercial standardization immediately. Stanz is kind of slow because they don't have enough stanz instructors and new hires get to sit around and drink beer and get paid for a month. Also, seems like one person every other new hire class washes out of training either because they suck at flying or they have a bad attitude and get confrontational.

    New CEO is really nice and seems to care about us - he doesn't have an aviation background but he admits that and he's really big on safety. He invited the FAA over to talk to us and had all the managers and himself leave the room so we could freely address our concerns. It was nice.

    Not much different other than that. Still ramping out with 3 deferred items including a broken AC on the regular. Still really liking it here though.
     
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  5. Matt Morris

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    send me an email - mmorris@flyaeroguard.com
     
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    Can someone tell me what most Instructors do for housing. Is it easy to find roommates or cheap one bedroom apartments near the airport.
     
  8. SuperOneFiddy

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    Most people move in somewhere with their roommates from temporary housing. If you can find a few people and rent a house that is the cheapest option. It is extremely easy to find roommates here.
     
  9. coks

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    Most one bedrooms in the area run mid $800s/month
     
  10. Roadsoda

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    Would be nice if the school had access to some affordable housing. Are most students foreign airline cadets or is it a mix of both foreign and American students?
     
  11. SuperOneFiddy

    SuperOneFiddy Well-Known Member

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    It is mostly foreign students and a handful of Americans. There is a very high chance you will teach foreign students. It is mostly Chinese and some Vietnamese and Korean.
     
  12. coks

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    They offer housing, I'm not entirely sure what the details are, but they do offer it
     
  13. SuperOneFiddy

    SuperOneFiddy Well-Known Member

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    It's just temporary housing for 5 weeks when you first come here. They put you in a 3 bedroom apartment with 5 other people. The beds are terrible but it's nice to have while you look for your own place.
     
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  14. Drew88

    Drew88 Spook 50

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    I'm interested. Can I apply if I'm a couple weeks out from my CFI checkride (I'm Part 141). Currently a Commercial,ASEL/AMEL, Instrument.
     
  15. tcco94

    tcco94 Professional GTA V Pilot

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    I got a one bedroom for $650/month and it was about 5 minutes from DVT. Pretty affordable around the area. You can get a nicer apartment and pay more (like Aspire, even though I think those are over priced where the students are). The place of had wasn't the worst place but it was not really the best. A bit run down, very hot in the summer, some weird neighbors. In the end though it was great for the pay you make there.

    Plus do you really want to come back to your apartment where all your students are at? I heard that's pretty annoying for guys who live at Aspire.
     

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