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Flight School Grounded, Students Allege Fraud


FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) ―
Anna Pelevina says she paid $70,000 with the hopes that she would receive an FAA license and employment as a pilot at the end of the program.
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Dozens of students at a Fort Lauderdale flight school say they lost tens of thousands of dollars after the program they registered for was grounded.

They told CBS4 News Reporter Joan Murray that when they showed up for class at Jet University on Friday located at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the owners announced they were shutting their doors.

One affected student is Anna Pelevina who says she paid $70,000 with the hopes that she would receive an FAA license and employment as a pilot at the end of the program. Instead, all she got was debt.

"We have been wanting to do this since we were kids. It's our dream," Pelevina said referring to herself and her fellow students.

Students came to Jet University from around the nation and the world.

Travis Middleton says he moved here from Wisconsin to fulfill his dream.

"I'm devastated. I'm out $70,000 and no one else will be willing to give me a loan," he said.

Students say they were misled by the owner Heath Cohen. CBS4 News contacted Cohen by phone. He said his business partner decided to shut the program down.

The partner denies that and says he sunk $300,000 of his own money into the business. He wants a full investigation.



http://cbs4.com/local/flight.school.grounded.2.1005521.html
 
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05/08/09. Jet University has shut their doors and is out of business. Heath Cohen is nowhere to be found and he has left Gary stuck with dealing with this disaster.
In the end there were between 20-30 students enrolled at Jet University that will not be able to finish their flight training at the school.
We are getting some information that Gary is trying to do the right thing and arrange for the current students to transfer to another local flight school at his expense.
Considering that Gary lost more than anyone in this enterprise, we must give kudos to Gary for making this effort. It's obvious that if Gary had been involved with Jet U from the start that this school would still be in business.
Students with Wachovia loans need to immediately contact Wachovia and let them know that Jet University has shut down.
 

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after working with the owner of Jet U at gulfstream i could of told everyone this was going to happen. This guy is a piece of work, i am having a beer tonight and toasting to him being a piece of ----! I hope someone finds him and he gets what he deserves! I hate that so many students were taken advantage of and just hope they can find help in the leagal system in some way!
 

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I hate it for the people who were scamed by these outfits....but I am glad they are going out of business.....These "puppy farms" are no good for anyone except those who try and profit from the scam....
 

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Flight schools based at FXE give me the creeps. Anything called Jet U should have been a red flag, you dopes. Go find a good instructor at the local school, and do it the right way. Hour by hour.
 
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Heath Cohen is a Comair flunkie. Slap the cuffs on that punk.

FSI Flight Academy in Vero Beach is the way to go. Pricey but worth it.
 

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after working with the owner of Jet U at gulfstream i could of told everyone this was going to happen. This guy is a piece of work, i am having a beer tonight and toasting to him being a piece of ----! I hope someone finds him and he gets what he deserves! I hate that so many students were taken advantage of and just hope they can find help in the leagal system in some way!
Says a lot about you and the GIA guys.
 

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$70,000 handed over to a place called "Jet U". You gotta be spoofing me. Probably the sames types of people who buy loudspeakers out the back of a white van.
 

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Says a lot about you and the GIA guys.

hold on buddy dint include me with the likes of those at JetU. There are many pilots out there that know me and my story. If you ask around a little i am sure you would be hard pressed to hear anything bad about me from anyone that knows or has had me as an instructor
 
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Says a lot about you and the GIA guys.


I am sorry, but I guess you are a bit wrong WAYBACK! its not GIA that close, I remmeber putin this tread as JET U CLOSED! not GIA!

one friend of mine went there! and I told him not to do it! and he did it any ways, now I hate to tell him that I told him! but I told him!
 

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hold on buddy dint include me with the likes of those at JetU. There are many pilots out there that know me and my story. If you ask around a little i am sure you would be hard pressed to hear anything bad about me from anyone that knows or has had me as an instructor


s3jetman! I heard that those JET U GUYS used to work for GIA and got fired! I see why they closed! they are freaking SNAKES!
 

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NEVER, EVER, EVER, give so much money to someone you don't even know. I went to a sh!tty school to get my multi and instructor ratings. I never gave them more than $1000 at a time. Just enough to keep the props turning. Chalk it up to youthful exuberance.

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