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Conestoga College

#1 Post by Stan_Cooper » Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:56 am

Anybody here studying in the Conestoga College Aviation program?
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about Conestoga college

#2 Post by meow » Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:29 pm

Conestoga College is a nice college located outside kitchener. It's a very nice and clean campus (Doon).... I know they added extra courses for this program. When I was there (3 years ago) courses were a joke. I was working full time and still passed the courses. But be honest with yourself you need to be prepared financially. It will cost you $40,000 to finish the program.

Conestoga student residence is also very clean but expensive. My advise is to rent a basement apartment around college. If you have a car you can rent a room cheaper around Stanley Park (River and Ottawa). Avoid downtown Kitchener. You can get a list of available rooms from school.
Flight training is done at Waterloo Wellington Flight Center. They have nice airplanes and friendly instructors. (I'm still trying to finish my Multi - IFR) you could also apply for OSAP directly from Flight Centre for the flight part of the program.
For me it was an overall good experience. Good luck. :P
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Re: about Conestoga college

#3 Post by duplicate2 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:56 pm

meow wrote:Flight training is done at Waterloo Wellington Flight Center. They have nice airplanes and friendly instructors.
Holy sh*t, someone said something good about WWFC! I think this says a lot about the way students are treated by instructors, despite the way instructors are apparently treated by management.
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Re: about Conestoga college

#4 Post by meow » Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:06 pm

Holy sh*t, someone said something good about WWFC! I think this says a lot about the way students are treated by instructors, despite the way instructors are apparently treated by management.[/quote]

i agree... Instructors are very nice. Management (donno ).. I liked our last CFI better... We miss him.
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#5 Post by Dyck Hertz » Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:26 pm

Hey meow! What do you mean the other CFI was better? I heard he was paying the flight instructors way too much and that there was equal pay for equal work. Like....come on, what good is that? Gimme a break! :orcass:
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#6 Post by flynbutcher » Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:16 pm

Sorry but couldn't resist. Dyck Hertz........ :lol: :lol: :lol:
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#7 Post by Inverted2 » Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:47 pm

I took this program a few years back and enjoyed it. The bonus is that at least when I was there it was only a 2 year program, so I got all my courses and licences done in 2 years, while you take 3-4 years doing Sault, Seneca, or UWO. I had my ppl before I started. but did the rest there. The equipment was good, a little old, no fancy glass cockpits or anything. Like it was mentioned above, the Conestoga campus is nice and clean.
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#8 Post by meow » Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:25 pm

Dyck Hertz wrote: What do you mean the other CFI was better?
First I suggest Some Advil ... It might ease the pain.
Last CFI had better way of dealing with problems and obviously everyone else was happy... All school use to smile.... AHHHH we miss him.
I hope he knows that.
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#9 Post by Dyck Hertz » Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:42 pm

meow wrote:First I suggest Some Advil ... It might ease the pain.
Last CFI had better way of dealing with problems and obviously everyone else was happy... All school use to smile.... AHHHH we miss him.
I hope he knows that.
advil? i dont think so WHen i want releif from the pain I look to one man who gives comfortr and hope to millions of poeple the world over. When I get acquanted with him it gives me hope and solace. This man makes me forget al my problems and makes me beleive theres a better future .... his name is Captain Morgan :partyman: but then sometimes I can get a little.... :vom:
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meow you're correct

#10 Post by Shtinky » Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:05 pm

I would have to agree with you meow. The atmosphere was more relaxed and all the contentious issues were non-existant. It's unfortunate that the idea of 'saving the company' is used as a pretext in order to go after the ones who really are in a precarious economic situation...the instructors.

Dyck Hertz I realize that the situation is not the best right now but I seriously doubt that drowning your sorrows with alcohol would work. Perhaps you're joking(I hope) Hang in there. Things will definitely improve with time.
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#11 Post by sdraw » Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:39 pm

Nope..but I've applied for this fall. :)
Were you interested or..?
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#12 Post by shimmydampner » Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:36 am

meow wrote:Avoid downtown Kitchener.
Avoid Kitchener period, it sucks. Live in Cambridge and take the bus.
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#13 Post by meow » Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:13 pm

cire wrote: Were you interested or..?
HUH????
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#14 Post by sdraw » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:32 am

meow wrote:
cire wrote: Were you interested or..?
HUH????
Wondered why he was asking.
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#15 Post by . ._ » Tue Mar 22, 2005 9:43 am

Dyck Hertz wrote:advil? i dont think so WHen i want releif from the pain I look to one man who gives comfortr and hope to millions of poeple the world over. When I get acquanted with him it gives me hope and solace. This man makes me forget al my problems and makes me beleive theres a better future .... his name is Captain Morgan :partyman: but then sometimes I can get a little.... :vom:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Marvelous!!

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#16 Post by brokenwing » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:50 pm

conestoga is an ok program. but you really should go talk to the Chief Pilot of the company that you want to work for and ask them what the best way to go is. because afterall , you are trying to present yourself to that company. and if you are trying to be a a bush pilot . then why do the college thing with a multi ifr. if your going floats, go with confederation or sudbury aviation. also, if you expect to work for Mr.Milton right away and put that multi IFR to good use. you should walk up to your dad and punch him in the face and ask him why you werent blown in the sheets.
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#17 Post by hazatude » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:18 am

"blown in the sheets"

You hear something new everyday :lol:
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#18 Post by costermonger » Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:13 pm

I'm studying in this program. I'll be graduating this summer.

This program was basically overhauled this past year. It's much, much, much better now that it's more along the lines of the "Integrated" programs. My class was the last year of the old style program, and I'd have to say, the Conestoga part of that program was a joke. It now feels as though Conestoga and WWFC are actually working together on the program, rather than two seperate bodies.

WWFC is a great place to learn. Decent prices, great instructors. Some new equipment, mostly older but very well maintained. Their 172RGs make for some very enjoyable cross countries.

Conestoga Residence is a pretty nice place to live, but if you'd rather rent, there's lots of decently priced rooms around the city.

Unfortunatly as of yet you can't get public transportation to the airport.

Negative stuff has certainly been said about WWFC, but if you're a student there, you will have an excellent instructor and all the facilities and aircraft you need to complete your training.
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#19 Post by Stan_Cooper » Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:21 am

Thanks for your replies, everyone...

I guess I should have specified that I'm just asking out of curiosity, I'm not planning on attending college [again.] I just hadn't heard anything good or bad re: the Conestoga program and I was thinking of recommending it to a friend of mine who was not successful in another program because she hated living so far from Southern Ontario.

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#20 Post by bizjet_mania » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:38 am

Also finishing up the program this year. There were alot of irrelevant courses being taught and alot of confusion of who to complain to. The flight training here though is excellent. Excellent facilities, low rates. I was at first skeptical myself when I came but now I am a believer :lol:
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#21 Post by BingBong » Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:17 pm

I've just recently finished my first year in the program. When I first came to the college I was alittle intimidated about how every ran...classes etc. but after reviewing my first year's marks....lol....basically a review of grade 11 and 12 :smt015 . The flying portion (done out at the WWFC) is a blast. The majority of instructors who work there are very friendly (some more than others). The aircraft are in fairly good condition and have decent equipment. One thing..."if its brown, put those keys down"..lol. The only negative thing is a certain u know who at the front desk.....u might want to wear hockey eqquipment and carry a can of pepper spray when pick up a plane from the front desk. I think alittle sensitivity training is in order. All in all the Conestoga Program is great...a few more years and it will be flawless.
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#22 Post by costermonger » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:41 pm

Hehe.. How true.
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#23 Post by CommSpaz » Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:49 am

One thing..."if its brown, put those keys down"..lol.
You guys are too much... you'd rather fly planes that won't fly straight and will hardly climb than take an "ugly" one! Someday image-obsessed youth will learn! :wink: Happy to hear students are pleased with the program.

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#24 Post by Dyck Hertz » Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:54 pm

leafy_13 wrote:The only negative thing is a certain u know who at the front desk.....u might want to wear hockey eqquipment and carry a can of pepper spray when pick up a plane from the front desk. I think alittle sensitivity training is in order.
leafy_13 you are the best!!! :D :D :D I wuz wonderin who wood have the 'balls' to speek up about 'u know who'
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