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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 09:31   #1 (permalink)
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rates of pay

as someone else did ask it, i hear 25/hr for ppl and 40 for imc is average? but also that microlight instruction pays well too?
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 10:04   #2 (permalink)
 
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If we charged that much extra for IMC training hardly anyone would do it.............
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 15:48   #3 (permalink)
 
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25 PPL
45 CPL-IR
55 MEP IR

Are more up-to-date rates. Unfortunately I am unaware of UL-ML FI rates.
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Old 23rd Mar 2017, 20:51   #4 (permalink)
 
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26 for PPL
35 for IMC
45 for FIC

rates last reviewed April 2015 so due an increase
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 08:24   #5 (permalink)
 
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Rumours of 40/hr for microlight...

Personally, Northern UK;
21/hr PPL (school 10 mins away from where I live)
25/hr PPL (1 hour drive)
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 19:01   #6 (permalink)
 
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I still getting 20/hour without any retainer.
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Old 24th Mar 2017, 19:38   #7 (permalink)
 
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We're 25 per hour for PPL and IMC but that's for a FI with restriction removed. No extra for briefings or de-briefings. Also expected to get a/c out and put it away again, refuel, do billing and other admin etc. No retainer.

TOO
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 12:40   #8 (permalink)
 
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Interesting, I had a similar rate... 17 years ago. Have rates not increased with inflation?
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 13:31   #9 (permalink)
 
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As long as there are 'hours builders', pay rates will remain low
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Old 28th Mar 2017, 13:45   #10 (permalink)
 
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15 a day and 15 an hour in one Scottish school and 15 a day you need to push for and only some get and 10 for trial lessons an hour 15 for students in another.
Both places require you to do all the tasks others list above.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 20:24   #11 (permalink)
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ok, so thats the pay sorted out, perhaps we can go to the next survey, and the question is, do schools charge qualified instructors for the check ride to work for them?
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 20:31   #12 (permalink)
 
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Again one yes, one no.

I don't believe you should pay for a flight check however. The school that didn't charge actually operated a standardisation programme and new instructors would receive several hours standardisation in the aircraft all covered by the school.
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Old 20th Apr 2017, 20:04   #13 (permalink)
 
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I didn't charge a potential instructor for a quick check ride or the standardisation flight. Don't charge any instructors for standisaton training.
Training to upgrade (night instructor etc) is done for free on the proviso the rating is then used.
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 17:56   #14 (permalink)
 
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We have to pay our own renewals such as FI and medicals. Buy your own charts, pens, uniforms etc.
Definitely you will need additional job(s) to be a FI.
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Old 21st Apr 2017, 20:11   #15 (permalink)
 
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We don't charge Instructors to standardise.
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