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8th Nov 2010, 12:29
Im a long time reader and first time poster.
Thanks for a great forum
Now to the matter at hand.
I live in Sweden, naturally the weather sucks.
I need approx 25-30h before IR/ME.
I know that the best thing (economically) is to head to the US.
But i want you guys to give me hints on something closer to home.
Cheap time building in a place where the sun shines.
Preferably in Europe, or in north Africa.
Or anywhere besides the US where a JAA ppl is valid.
8th Nov 2010, 14:20
Southwest UK - Bournemouth you can fly PA-28 for 110£ or Robin for £80. Weather is also relatively good compared to the north.
8th Nov 2010, 14:47
Have a look at Big red Kite.
They have a 152 or PA28 that you can rent and just pay for fuel & parking. Take it away and fly to the good weather!
8th Nov 2010, 15:01
Thanks for those tips, i will look into them..
But would appriciate something further south.. Italy,Spain??
To give you guys something to go by.
A C172 runs me 125-145 Euro in sweden.
8th Nov 2010, 15:20
Fly In Spain in Jerez, Spain has good prices. I hear they can be busy because lots of people renting/training on a limited number of planes so you have to schedule yourself when you can. They aren´t a flying academy, so if you call and no answer, it´s because the flying instructors (who answer the phone) are out flying.
- | Fly-in-Spain | - (http://www.fly-in-spain.com/en/flugzeuge/hourbuilding/hourbuilding_1.php)
8th Nov 2010, 15:38
Will send them an email for further info.
Keep it coming guys:)
9th Nov 2010, 09:18
You can do a time building in Latvia's Avioservice. From 80Eur/h (all inclusive price). Check with Pilot School | Pilot Training | Pilot Learning | Flight school | Flight Learning (http://www.avioservice.eu) .
By the way, now they offer the across Europe flights. Two pilots-timebuilders and safety pilot. Flight from Riga (RIX) to Barcelona, Sabadell (LELL). Aircraft- Beechcraft C23 Sundowner. Price - 150Eur/h for PIC time.
9th Nov 2010, 15:16
Ile email them aswell.
Keep it coming guys
Europe must be full of flight schools and clubs where the sun shines;)
11th Nov 2010, 01:24
Lets extend it outside europe even..(minus US)
Pitch in guys..i could really use your help.
11th Nov 2010, 08:01
Stapleford to you can get C172 for around £77, and I think the PA 28 for £127 if you buy block hours + no landing fee at Stapleford. Few Norwegians and Swedish current there doing their CPL/MEIR.
Also good for your CPL/MEIR, I am currently doing my IR there.
Og jeg er fra Norge, men bosatt i England. Hej daa!
11th Nov 2010, 09:25
Just one thing about these guys, they will look for money up front from you if you want to rent. I wanted to do a similiar thing last winter as the Stockholm weather was killing me. But these cats wanted 700 Euro up front, just for rental.
11th Nov 2010, 09:41
Why have you ruled out the USA?
I am in exactly the same position as you and need 25-30 hours before the MEP. I am hopefully going to Chandler Air Services in Arizona next month if the paperwork comes through.
Plus I will get to fly to Vegas and brush up my poker skills whilst im there;)
11th Nov 2010, 12:07
Well isn't it a long process to get FAA papers.
And i mean border control back when i was there for vacation was brutal.
Telling them that your coming in to fly..
Thats a couple of hours and interrogation your looking forward to.
12th Nov 2010, 03:01
If you don't mind coming a lot further South you should seriously consider New Zealand. The lifestyle down here is excellent and the environment is great for flying, especially as it's now spring so the weather will be good for the next 6 months. Living costs are cheap and the cost of renting a C172 is about NZD 220 per hr (EUR 120)
You will have to go through a very brief and cheap process to convert your JAA PPL but it is really no problem.
I recommend Nelson Aviation College in the South Island for the most scenic flying and really friendly and professional people, or if you want to be in Auckland then North Shore Aero Club are also excellent.
12th Nov 2010, 11:30
NZ is way down south man, a ticket to get there would run me 1200 euros..
So guys anything in
Spain,Italy,Turkey,Greece,UAE,Morocco,Egypt or Tunisia?
Oh and Serbia as well? i have accommodation for free in Belgrade.
13th Nov 2010, 03:02
My own research was much in the US..but then my plans changed.
I have asked friends in serbia to locate a club for me.
And the rest of Europe is maze to me, so that's why i came to you guys for help.
15th Nov 2010, 12:44
Does anyone have any info on clubs or schools based on the west indies islands..
Jamaica,Barbados,Cuba or any of those ??
17th Nov 2010, 19:34
Ok get this
You have what?
Do you really think i register here to waste someones time?
I'm on other forums (non flight related) where i have over 10000 posts and i though you learn with time to be polite and have patience with newcomers.
And what is so wrong about what i said?
I said Europe, what your quoting is all in Europe.
Minus the last post about the west indies..
Which i posted to open up for more tips from members.
As it was going slow given i started with a whole continent ( still thanx to the members who gave me hints, I'm in contact with those flight clubs )
So if you do NOT have anything constructive to come with.. or have the knowledge of what is included in Europe.
PLEASE do ME a favor and skip clicking this thread.
17th Nov 2010, 19:57
He also stated north africa, and everything else except the USA. And as far as I know Morcco is in Africa and the UAE are not the USA.
17th Nov 2010, 20:21
Read Poeli (http://www.pprune.org/members/211379-poeli)´s post.
And as you believe i want to waste other peoples time by registering, posting,asking and dealing with you.
Which is a lot more time wasted for ME..
When anyone sane knows that most people value their own time more than others.
Your theory is failed.
And as this is a waste of time for you.
Enjoy rest of the forum.
Thank you for time ;)
I'm sorry guys if i wasn't clear enough.
Essentially i need 25-30h before IR/ME..Weather sucks in Sweden.
I need somewhere to go where weather is better and i can get it done fast.
I'm up for anything as long as my JAA PPL is valid there.
17th Nov 2010, 21:36
They were short did not explain a lot.
And we had to wait a lot.
Didn't bother me much.
As i understand they are in a lot of security pressure these days.
I just want to avoid the hassle.
Maybe the US thing is whats bothering you deep down inside.
And no i do not need to check up, i just want tips.
After that i will check up all on my own, I'm not asking the people to book it for me and arrange everything.
You are wasting an awful lot of time.. Very curious given your worries about time wasting earlier on.
Leave it already..
OK, I'll play the game....
Give Egantia Aviation a call, Kavala Airport NE Greece.
Hour building at 100Euro/hr and you can do your IR/ME while you're at it.
Egnatia Aviation Home Page (http://www.egnatia-aviation.com/)
19th Nov 2010, 10:29
Much appreciated that Greek link :ok:
24th Nov 2010, 09:05
I'm member of an aviation club in Belgium based at EBCI, 2 x C152 at 98€ well maintained, low flying hours per year, 200 per acft.
You can contact me in private for more info. Entry fees about 150€.