My IFA Experience

Alexandre Gomes – Type Rating B737NG
Tirei o Type Rating de Boeing 737CL/NG no IFA. Excelente curso, por parte do IFA ouve um excelente acompanhamento logístico e teórico. Grande flexibilidade horária,excelente escola, excelente instrutores, o curso está bastante bem organizado e os instrutores bastante experientes, transmitem um conhecimento vasto não só da aeronave em si, como da sua operação em linha. Recomendo.

André Jacinto – Type Rating B737NG
O Type Rating providênciado pelo IFA foi sem dúvida uma boa aposta, com muito boa organização, instrutores dotados de bastantes conhecimentos de linha, e bom acompanhamento teórico-prático. Com esta grande experiência espero atingir um único objectivo, o de voar mais alto. Recomendo.

 


 

M. Nilsen – Type Rating B737NG
“Motivated and skilled instructors.
Especially enjoyed the training provided by Capt Mendonça. He is very experienced and with great teaching skills. Also provided a calm and fun learning environment, which helped the learning greatly. It was a privilege receiving instruction from him.”


 


Silvia Pereira – Type Rating Lockheed
I write to you at 37,000 feet, flying over the Alps in the company of my best memories.
I am currently flying as Co-pilot of Embraer 145 and every day I’m happy enough, to be paid to do what I love the most – fly.
Days like today were only possible thanks to colleagues and friends who helped me in this path. My thanks goes to these few, precious friends, I was lucky enough to find along the way.
Stating the professionalism and support from all the elements of IFA would be little. If today, I am happy to fly as an Airline Pilot, I owe it to you all.
It would only be fair to have you now with me, onboard today’s flight, however, even far away, I’ll take you flying in my heart everywhere.
To my dear friends and beloved Cte. Mendonca, thank you for the unconditional support, you´ve always given me.
A kiss to everyone.


 


Rubén de Andrés Martín – Line Training B767 Student
Dear Capt.Mendonça:
This Rubén from India, first of all I want to thank you for giving us this opportunity cause I´m spending one of the happiest moments of my life here with this guys. They are pushing us so strong on each flight I make, but I´m learning a lot of things and I´m trying to get as much knowledge as I can.
It´s a hard operation but for once in my life I reallly feel as a pilot. All the things that you teached me are being so usefull for me and I´m giving the best of me. People here is like a big family and everyone is so kind with us so they make our life here much easier. I hope once I come back to Portugal I could see you again cause you were the only person that trust on me and gave me the chance to become a pilot and make my dream come true. On those days I hope you got a great time with your family and receive from me my best greatings for you and all your family, sincerely.


 


Karim Farfar – Type Rating B737NG
“The only comment I can say is that I had the best instructor with the most experience that I’ve ever seen. The Simulator is also very good and I had the pleasure to do it with Cpt. Mendonça. I’m very pleased with you and your comfortable method of training so thank you for everything, because one day I start to work and all my little experience came from you.”


 

Massimiliano Lolli – Type Rating B737NG
“It was a really good experience. Cpt. Edgar Pereira and Cpt. José Sardinha were impeccable, the method of instruction, in my opinion is the best one. Every day of training was a pleasure!”

 

 


 

Paulo Nunes – Type Rating B757/767
“Foram 15 dias de treino em simulador muito produtivos. Nunca tive tão bons instrutores!”


 

Ricardo Dias – Type Rating B757/767
“Desde o primeiro dia até ao último foi tudo óptimo. O Sr. Cmt. Mendonça transmitiu o seu conhecimento aos alunos o que me fez estar mais bem preparado a vários níveis do que antes. O Cmt. Alvim foi muito importante na nossa aprendizagem. Correu tudo muito bem, num ambiente fantástico.”


 

Alberto Minguez Peral – Type Rating B757/767
“I didn’t know anything about IFA before I came. This has to be changed because IFA has really good facilities, really good people working there – instructor’s and administratives and this is something all people must know!”

 

 


 

Gonçalo Carvalho Ferreira – Type Rating B737 NG
Exmo. Sr. Comandante Mendonça e todo o staff do IFA
Sinto-me na obrigação e já com algum atraso da minha parte de lhes enviar algumas palavras de agradecimento.
Encontro-me neste momento na Indonesia a trabalhar para a companhia aérea Lion Air a operar o Boeing 737-800/900ER, a fazer o que sempre sonhei.
Numa reflexão de todo o meu processo até aqui, tenho de lhes agradecer toda a dedicação, profissionalismo e empenho dado por todos os elementos do IFA, em especial para o Cap. António Mendonça, Cap. José Sardinha e Cap. Edgar Pereira que infelizmente e com muita pena minha já não se encontra entre nós.
Se estou a voar neste momento deve-se em muito a todos vocês.
Espero que mantenham todo o bom trabalho e o nível de profissionalismo e espero voltar a ver-vos muito em breve.
Muito obrigado por tudo e me despeço com os melhores cumprimentos.


 

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