The complaint has been investigated and
resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved Aviation Institute of Maintenance (Manassas) — Unorganized and Over-rated
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
This school makes millions off of false advertisement and unknowledgeable staffs (about aviation).
First, I will start off with the false advertisement. The school offers job and living placement-false! The school doesn't have any kind of job network or placement that you and I can't find from craigslist.com or on your own. Ridiculous! (Visit the school yourself and look at the job boards...killing trees for nothing.) Also, the school does not work with your daily life or schedule. As far as living placement, just pick up a copy of Apartment Guide from your nearest shopping or metro. Sad to say but this school really does suck, when it comes to honesty and guidelines, too.
Secondly, let's just skip all the negatives because the list is just too long to write about. It would take days and nights. If I were to do the math and balance the goods and bads...the bads would over rule.
Then, it's the teachers and staff members. The teachers are A&P mechanics whom will not make it out in the field for long. They are inexperience and lack teaching experience. How can someone teach if all they do is change tires their whole 10 years as an A&P mechanic out in the field. Obviously, they were the ones that these great airlines didn't really want to begin with. (And you can see it!) Everyone needs a job and "as long as you hold an A&P license Buddy, you got yourself a job! Hired! Congratulations! Now take these books as I show the path to a career as an A&P instructor, you will love it...5 days a week, either days or nights off, do your regular deeds during the time off, have a beer, and enjoy your weekend! Sign this application and you are on your way. Last but not least, you must teach the curiculum my way or hit the highway...is that okay with you, Buddy? I promise you a well-worth it career but you must promise to be on your knees and down with me, as you please. (Wink.) Thanks, we will see you next Monday morning so I can show more on what's expected of me...have a nice day!" This is the kind of direction one must give to put one's life in one's hand. Incredible! Staffs..wow momma! Let's pick the most sexually appealing women who can sell a can of beans to some meat heads or who can give illusions like a stripper. Yeah, paint a pretty picture for me as an A&P mechanic making $60K a year. Okay, okay, I'm not going to get on that too much because it's just a job for them-lie! "Uh-hmm, Ma'am/Sir, what part of that goes on an airplane?" Replies, " Looks like it goes on the wings. The teachers and staff here are great and this is a really good school, it's even FAA Certified." Well, how come I didn't see it listed on the FAA website for A&P school?" Enough said. They'll reel you in and spit you out quick, along with a nice price tag that you must pay or else you can never own your own home or car. Your financial relationship becomes ruin and Sallie Mae or Freddie Mae will never approve a loan.
Overall, look at other schools for your A&P license. It shouldn't cost you no more $40K like this particular school. How about Spartan or Embry-Riddle? Just a thought. I didn't get nothing good out of this school but self study discipline. Don't let me be the judge of it-try it out if you dare! Don't say I didn't warn you!