Friday, 24 September 2010

Some lessons not learned

Another aviation school, Aussie Air at Fort Lauderdale Exec, has closed leaving students out of pocket. It seems that Aussie Air, which catered for quite a few foreign students, never quite got the required paperwork together.

It's not unknown for aviation schools to fail, often taking students' money with them, but to be blunt, it's not hard for potential students to carry out a little due diligence before enrolling.

For starters, according to the Miami Herald, some students were offered $20k discounts on a $45k course; that alone should have potential customers going deaf from the sound of alarm bells. Then of course there's the internet which is a rich source of information, even if the quality is a bit variable.

Then of course there's the golden rule... Don't pay upfront

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