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Old 27th Dec 2018, 19:34
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: uk
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Originally Posted by TheOddOne View Post
I'm charging 50 for ground school and test, additional 20 for the Com written if they haven't already done it (usually the microlight lot). My justification for the charge is
a) loss for flying revenue for a morning (which is what it usually winds up taking)
b) recovery of Examiner fee from CAA.

It's very rare for a candidate to present capable of doing the test straight off - I'm not in the habit of testing people I know are going to fail and I do try to be reasonably straight with the test. I'm satisfied when people
a) say they've learned a lot by doing the test and
b) I hear them on the radio subsequently being a lot more professional

Some of my students charged 150-200 for a some ground school and test. Four in a group, not bad for a days work. That's more than i pay myself for a months work as cfi of my own school. I'm in the wrong job. And how can test equipment cost 2k ?
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