- Report: #747271
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Complaint Review: Spartan College of Aeronautics
Spartan College of Aeronautics8820 E. Pine Street Tulsa, Oklahoma United States of America
Spartan College of Aeronautics BEWARE! BEWARE! Tulsa, Oklahoma
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I spent over $60,000 in 24 months. I had a full time job, on financial aid, no rich parents. I only acquired my Private, that took 13 months. and over 100 hours. A little too long. Every 6 months, the President of the school would put out a 'notice of fuel' increase. The price per hour would go up 15-20 dollars an hour, depending on model. I wonder how much an hour for a C-152? 300-400 hundred by now.
Stage Checks: my favorite part. Once you come to an end of a stage, you are required to do a 'stage check' with another CFI. SO you might wait 2,3, 4 weeks to get on their schedule. And by the time you take the stage check, you've likely lost your edge. Plus they purposely fail people to get more money. I had a stage check with a CFI, no names, we we're working on Short Field Landings. As long as you hit the "numbers", you pass. He failed me 3 times, before I went to the Chief Flight Instructor, explained the problem, and his incompetencies. She explained the PTS (pilot test standards) to him, we flew again, and by God's grace, I passed. No refunds, no apologies.
The aircraft are dilapidated, the facilities are falling down, and yet they reel in "fresh recruits" every month. Take my advice. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL! I went as far as report them to state regulators, after a lengthy investigation, they said no wrong doing had occurred, I was just being vidictive. I even reported them to Senator Jim Inhofe. (He's a pilot, too) My complaint went nowhere.
SO if you don't want to wake up in 10 years, without the career you wanted, still paying on a $33,000 loan, don't waste your time at this dump.
Seriously, go to Oklahoma State just across the runway there on RVS. OR buy a cessna 152, find a flight instructor, get your private and beyond, and you'll be 1,000's of dollars ahead.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/29/2011 08:46 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Spartan-College-of-Aeronautics/Tulsa-Oklahoma-74158/Spartan-College-of-Aeronautics-BEWARE-BEWARE-Tulsa-Oklahoma-747271. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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