Location: Salt Lake City, UT or on a fire somewhere
Why waste money---you already have a PPL albeit expired. You are NOT able to get a pvt based upon an expired foreign license and will have to wait for it to be current again in order to obtain an FAA license based upon it.
Phil posted the requirements for the whole part 61 course. My advice would be to get the JAA current again, do the night flying which you cannot log as PIC anyway, then start the instrument ground school while waiting for your JAA license. Once it arrives, you can apply for the FAA pvt based upon it, (this will now be just a paperwork exercise). NOW, you can log PIC for the rest of your training.
I've been researching Bristow Academy, and it seems like a great flight training school. I'm interested in taking their complete FAA professional pilot program. I live in California and am unable to go check out the school personally so I was hoping I could recieve comments from people who have attending Bristow Academy, preferably the Florida location. I would like to know about their experiences there (good or bad) and what they thought about it overall. I want to find out if the school is as great as it seems.
Location: UK, Oregon/US and soon OZtraileeyaaah baby
Hello. Welcome to PPRuNe. Great resource for newbie/wannabe pilots, rotary inclusive. The 'stickies' are there for a reason. Especially http://www.pprune.org/search.php this function when logged in.
As for my personal opinion, I find Bristow Academy bit premium for Americans who don't need JAA (European) papers or J1 visa (still for short while). There is definitely mainly positive feedback about the school itself. But then, any rotary training is going to be expensive.
Do learn about SFAR73 and R22, since it's most common 'trainer' chopper and how having most of time in S300 would affect it. Also count with 200h TT rotary to be able to instruct in R22 in the US. Also the amount of time in R22 and say, at least 25 in R44 for greater chances in tough new CPL(H) market. Etc etc. You can spend literally months researching various schools, smaller to bigger, pros and cons etc.
hi huys, going to the bristow academy, titusville, in september (JAA CPL) and looking for a flatmate, car, furnishings and anything else anyone can help me out with, so if theres anyone going over looking for a flatmate or someone there already needing rid of some stuff get in touch.
If somebody is starting at Bristow in Titusville Florida on the January class and is looking for an apartment, I have one available since my room mate is done and going home. If you are interested please contact me.
I have 1 room available to rent out in SUMMERHILL. The apartment is fully furnished, got a 28" flat screen HD TV, Xbox, high speed internet (15mb/sec!) and over 1200 TV channels. The apartment is kept clean at all times. You would have your own room complete with King size bed, en-suite and walk in wardrobe.
The rent is the cheapest of the apartments to rent at summerhill, because it doesn't look over the pool or over the lake (an added bonus, as you will soon realize its nice and quiet!).
I am an instructor at the school who came on JAA 25 so if you are coming in January I would be be able to greatly help you with the course if you needed it...also you could have all my old books etc.
Please get in touch if you are interested or want further information.
Going to Bristow in Florida...Where the best place to live???
Hi there folks!
Just want to get peoples opinions and advice on where to live when attending Bristow Academy in Florida. Would really like to live near the beach say somewhere like Cocoa Beach, but would many students travel out there to actually live... All suggestions would be greatly appreciated
you will be worked harder than you can imagine so a long commute is out of the question you just want to crash out after a long day... i stayed at pelican point in titusville very nice appts you can book it through treder real estate the student officer at bristow will tell you more.