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Condor Pilot Training scam
Icarus melt his wings aiming for the sun? Pilots could melt theirs, aiming at the eluding first job in rumors that emerged early 2016 of extended delays after having paid initial sums to Spain-based Condor Pilot Training (not to be confused with Condor -German airline- and its ab initio program).
The usual start – a job “offer”
As seen on AviationCV, proposals include a 737 or A320 Type Rating, payment of up to €79,9k to work 500 to 1000 flight hours and an alleged 2 years renewable contract with a never-revealed airline partner in South America (Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador). At times, a $2.000 monthly salary is provided during the pay-to-fly scheme.
Will this give you pause?
CEO Jesus Funes Navarro also introduced a waiver for all cadets to sign to surrender their rights to claim, attempt recourse or otherwise sue his company. Unfortunately, internal sources report:
- A320 P2F programs at €40k are suffering long postponement (up to ten months) although pilots paid 5 to €6k to book their slot.
- 737 cadets that renounced the LT over similar delays were not refunded their deposit pay allegedly because they didn’t sign the waiver (while signing it purposefully forfeits the claim).
- Baltic Aviation Academy has been a €27k A320 TR provider (different invoice prices were given depending on the individual) for which the corresponding €27k LT didn’t occur to this day.
Adding that management has reportedly disappeared become increasingly difficult to reach and you have, arguably, cause for concern. Pilots, you have been warned.
Edit Oct.4th 2016: attorney communication received for alleged defamation.