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ATIS31
12th Aug 2008, 18:15
Hi all
I am looking for advice on constructive hour building towards my ATPL. I am not sure as to what I am supposed to do. As I live in Scotland I thought maybe about hiring a plane and flying into the likes of Edinburgh and Glasgow to get some experiance flying in controlled and busy Airspace ? Should I maybe contact a couple of flying schools I am interested in going to after I complete the ATPL Exams and ask them for advice ? I notice Tayside Aviation do Hours Building Courses and tuition if anybody is using them for hour building what is it like ? I think it would be difficult when you are used to a
C172 when you are maybe going onto a Seneca for ME and maybe ME CPL which is a much larger aircraft any advice ?:confused:
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Thanks ATIS31



sollas
12th Aug 2008, 18:39
Speak to inverness if you decide hire a single engine to hour build. Prices are quite good and they are a nice bunch.

Best of luck

michael95u
12th Aug 2008, 19:11
Have you considered doing time building in the US?

Michael

Vulcan607
13th Aug 2008, 00:15
where in scotland are you based?

my cpl+i.r mod courses are due to start early next year and at hr building process at the moment

Whirlygig
13th Aug 2008, 08:04
hiring a plane and flying into the likes of Edinburgh and Glasgow to get some experiance flying in controlled and busy Airspace ?
Good idea. I would recommend taking an instructor with you who knows the procedures to assist as your workload could be quite high if you're not used to flying from a busy airport but, having been shown once, you should be able to manage again!

If you're hour building to CPL, try not to get into the habit of using GPS and hone your heading-hold skills. Practice saying ALL your checks out loud (especially if you have a passenger) and practice them twice as often as you normally would!

Cheers

Whirls

Mikehotel152
14th Aug 2008, 08:01
I would suggest trying Prestwick to get some experience. It's where lots of type rating touch-and-gos take place as it's in Class D airspace, has full ATC and big runways. Yet it is also home to a nice flying club (not the one beside the Tower) where GA parking is very cheap and they're all especially friendly. :)