Sheble Aviation?

CaptO'Brien

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Does anybody know anything about Sheble flight training? i have been told they are a decent school and they can get me done quick...i currently have my Canadian comm,muli,ifr and i am looking to convert...they quoted me 12 days will be all it takes...seems short to me...but im not really sure of what i need to do yet...also i am unsure of all of the parts of the FAR's like pt91,121,135 etc would i be able to learn this decently enough in 12 days or is there some sort of study material that will teach me about these parts of the FAR's and the suttle diffrences in how the industry is run in the diffrent countries (glemmins maybe?)...any imput will be helpful...thanks!

P.s anymore license converters out there that can help me? (thanks to the ones who have already given some advice)
 

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Had a buddy that worked there about ten years ago. He had no complaints, well, none out of the ordinary anyhow. He spent about a year instructing there I think.

Sorry it is old info, but at least back then I think they were pretty good according to him.
 

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I know a guy that went there and was happy with it.
 

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regarding needing to learn the FAR's, you're in canada, eh?

since you're going to have to buy it why not order the FAR/AIM from ASA and start studying now?
 

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Waz planning to go there for my CFII and ME tickets... heard mixed reviews on the place. Some CFIs were good, others were timebuilders who would ()*& their own mothers to get ahead in the biz. You find that every place, I expect. Didn't go to school because when I was at a convention I ran into a guy who bragged that when he went for his MES ticket the examiner got in the airplane with him, ordered him to start it us and taxi wawy from the dock. He did, then the De said go back. he's all freaked that he failed and the DE says, "The regs just say I have to be in the airplane with you. Gimme your logbook, you passed." and signed him off. Don't know if the guy telling the tale was telling the truth or trying to impress me or what, but stories like that make me leery. If they pencil whip check rides it's gonna come back to bite you...
 

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Yea im a Canadian EH! But dual with the United States because my family was born and still is American. As for passing the licenses easy i dont really mind because all i need is the paper that says im good to fly commercially in the US...because i have been training in Canada for years now (in and out of US airspace)..the only thing im unfamiliar with is the FAR's...all of the airregs seem to be very similar if not exactly the same as Canada...But yea i guess i Can go through the FAR's myself because i would like to be very familiar with the suttle diffrences and the regulations when flying under diffrent parts of the FAR's....im gonna have allot of airregs in my head...the CAR's and FAR's all stored in my head :rolleyes: ....anyhow thanks for your help!
 

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I went there for my CFI ride in April. The place will get you done. Planes are sh!t. CFI's know there stuff (well the one I had, Eric). The only bad thing I would say is they are disorganised. But I have heard alot worse.
 

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I did my CFII there...old aircraft, but other than that, I was pleased with the checkride and results. Basically, they want you to pass the ride, as they do not make any money spending time retraining you.
 

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PGCFI...do you work there as an instructor? or did you find work as an instructor after doing your ride there?


O'Brien
 

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I did my CFI CFII and MEI there during the month of March. At the time they had a lot of trouble keeping the single engine complex aircraft available. They were planning on switching to the Navion. They had two of them in a hangar that were being slowly wrenched on. I would advise having all your written tests passed and know everything in the ASA oral exam guides. They can't possibly teach everything you need to know considering the small amount of time involved. So you need to know your stuff before setting foot in the states. Also I would plan on sticking around more than 12 days because basicly its pure chaos everyday. To be fair they do a reasonably good job and all the instructors seem to know there stuff. Although I would not recommend getting your primary instrument training there. I know thats not your problem... thought I would mention it though. I've gotten a lot of dual given polishing up a local guy who got his instrument rating there.
 

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Hey bushwick..thanks for the reply...i am planning on writing all of my written tests in belinham WA because i only live about 20 min from there...what else am i gonna need to know for my rides? questions they ask? will they be specific to regulations within the united states? i know that the glemmins is a good study guide for the writtens...but what else can i study for the questions on the ride...you said the ASA oral guide..whats that? i am already looking at getting the FAR/AIM to start studying up what else can i get? thanks!!
 

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Capt,

ASA oral exam guide:

http://www.pilotsbooks.com/oral_exam_guides_ASA.htm

A must have!

Get the gleim computer study program so you can emulate the type of test your taking on your home computer. Then you know if you'll pass the written test.

They will ask only questions from the States. Dont assume that anyone involved with aviation in the US even knows there is a country outside of the US even if they fly to some other country on a regular basis.

I did some flying out of Boundry Bay and took a mountain flying course out of some airport near where you live but cant remember the name. It was with this cool punk rock instructor. He said that he used to party with Henry Rollins.
Anyhow PM me if you have any other specific questions. Just be on your toes for instrument. I know they do a good job up your way but your instrument rating is what is going to keep you alive. It wont be a problem at sheble but when your flying into Castlegar at night you'll be glad you did your homework.
I have a bunch of books you could buy from me and then sell for the same price when you get back. I live near S.F. CA.
 

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CaptO'Brien said:
Hey bushwick..thanks for the reply...i am planning on writing all of my written tests in belinham WA because i only live about 20 min from there...what else am i gonna need to know for my rides? questions they ask? will they be specific to regulations within the united states? i know that the glemmins is a good study guide for the writtens...but what else can i study for the questions on the ride...you said the ASA oral guide..whats that? i am already looking at getting the FAR/AIM to start studying up what else can i get? thanks!!
CaptO'Brein,
you don't have to go to all the way to Sheble's .. we can get your conversions done in Renton,WA .. Send me an IM and we'll talk..
 

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I don't instruct there...never have...want to though...
 

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Are they still located in Kingman, AZ or have they moved again?
 

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Their main site is in Kingman, AZ and a secondary site is located at HND Henderson, NV. You will probably train at one and take the checkride at the other.

Not a bad school though, I will most likely do all my multi there next year.
 

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They packed ship at the HND location. They are just out of kingman now
 

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$$$

They're good people down there, but for just a conversion??? TOO much money! Hopefully you figured out something with the Renton guy. If money doesn't matter, Sheble's is an easy ticket.
 
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